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Gulmohar Tree, Delonix regia

Gulmohar Tree, Delonix regia

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The Gulmohar tree, scientifically known as Delonix regia, is renowned for its flamboyant display of bright orange-red flowers that blanket the tree during the summer. It is native to Madagascar but thrives in many tropical and subtropical regions, including India, where it is widely cultivated as an ornamental tree.

Benefits and Significance

  • Aesthetic Value: The Gulmohar is highly prized for its stunning and vibrant floral display, making it a popular choice for urban landscaping and parks.
  • Shade Provider: Its wide, spreading canopy provides ample shade, making it a preferred tree for roadside planting.
  • Soil Enrichment: As a leguminous plant, it helps improve soil fertility by fixing nitrogen.
  • Cultural Significance: The Gulmohar is often associated with summer in India and holds a place in local poetry and folklore.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The tree provides a habitat for various bird species, enhancing local biodiversity.

Plant Specifications:

Plant Height - 40 to 60 cms

Care Tips:

  • Sunlight: Plant in a location with full sunlight to ensure optimal growth.
  • Soil: Prefers well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil.
  • Watering: Requires regular watering during dry spells but avoid waterlogging.
  • Pruning: Prune young trees to shape the canopy and remove dead or weak branches.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth.
  • Pest Control: Monitor for pests like caterpillars and treat with appropriate eco-friendly pesticides if needed.
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