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Butea monosperma


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Butea
                        Specie: Butea monosperma

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Large leaflets; spectacular bright orange-scarlet flowers

Uses: Specimen tree Tropical gardens Seaside gardens

Zones: 11-12

Description: This beautiful tree is native to India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. It can reach 50 ft (15 m) in height though usually smaller, and has an erect habit but with crooked, rather tortuous branches. The leaflets are large, up to 8 in (20 cm) long, more or less dia

Growth Habit: Upright with twisted branches

Comments: Can tolerate more poorly drained soil

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