The mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) is famous for its delicate, fernlike foliage and pink flowers that resemble pompoms. A lot of other trees reveal a similar leaf kind but create orange blossoms during their flowering season. These trees make excellent specimen plants in a house garden and generally prefer warmer areas, based on the particular selection.
Peacock Flower Tree
The peacock flower tree (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), also called Barbados pride or red bird-of-paradise tree, which is indigenous to the West Indies. It reaches a height of 15 to 20 feet at maturity and has a very broad, spreading growth habit. Its stems and branches have sharp spines, and its lacy leaves are made up of many little oval leaflets. Its blossoms are quite showy, with five crinkled red and orange cones surrounding 10 long, bright-red stamens that stretch well beyond the petals. The tree blossoms in late summer and fall, then creates apartment, 3-inch-long pods that split open and dump brown beans. The tree is tolerant of all soils, prefers sun and is suitable for U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11.
Colville’s Glory Tree
Colville’s glory tree (Colvillea racemosa), also known as the whip tree, which is native to Madagascar. It generally grows with a single trunk and reaches a height of up to 40 feet when older. Colville’s glory tree contains fernlike foliage similar to that of a mimosa. At midwinter, it creates spectacular big orange bows grouped in clusters that resemble inverted bunches of grapes. Its buds slowly open to show fluffy, bright orange blooms. The flowers attract bees, birds and butterflies, but the seeds which follow are toxic and should not be ingested. Colville’s glory prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade and is appropriate for USDA zones 10 and 11.
The flashy tree (Delonix regia), also called royal poinciana or fire tree, which reaches a height of 30 to 40 feet and has a spreading, umbrellalike form. Its leaves are compound and lacy, composed of 20 to 40 pairs of little leaflets attached to a central stem. Its orange-red flowers appear in spring as clusters, with each flower made up of four spoon-shaped petals and a single bigger and upright petal. A fast-growing tree, it’s does well in most kinds of soils, is drought-tolerant and prefers full sun. Peacock flower tree is suitable for USDA hardiness zones 10 through 12.
The silk-oak tree (Grevillea robusta) includes a thick trunk and also an overall pyramidal form. It can reach a height of up to 75 feet and contains light-colored, fernlike gray-green leaves with silver undersides. In spring, the tree has large clusters of yellow-orange flowers followed by black, leathery seed capsules. The silk-oak tree makes a superb specimen tree in a spot where its dimension is acceptable. A quick grower, it does best in full sun, is quite drought-tolerant and resists most diseases and insects. The silk-oak is suitable for civilization in USDA zones 9 through 11.