Daily Archives: June 1, 2012
Did you know that the Poinciana tree only blooms for a few weeks each year? Considered by many to be the pride of the tropics, this stunningly beautiful tree has fire red blooms (which explains its nickname, “Flame Tree”) that only show from May – June. We’ve spotted these beauties bursting into bloom all across the Keys, and it certainly reminds us that summer is near! To catch a Poinciana tree in bloom is no small thing; consider yourself lucky to have caught such a rare treat. Also referred to as the Flamboyant Tree, this stunning example of tropical foliage is a stand-out and definitely worth a photograph or two before you head home. Look for one today!