Gulmohar Bloom

 
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The gulmohar tree blooms in May all over India.This photo shows one just outside my balcony in Mumbai.

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plavi - Oct 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT
nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

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muskaan - Oct 04, 2012 06:49 AM EDT
beautiful tree

THAT'S BORING

Nishant - Dec 03, 2011 03:47 AM EDT
that's really boring dudes

MAD THINGS

ROCKY - Dec 03, 2011 03:19 AM EDT
THIS IS A MAD SUBJECT
BINAPAUL - Jun 07, 2009 01:07 PM EDT
my favortie trees!
Guest - Nov 11, 2007 06:56 PM EDT
thanks for such useful info. I love this tree...
Guest - Sep 26, 2007 03:10 PM EDT
Hi Folks, This is one of the tree under which I played marbles, cricket etc during summer vacation when I was a kid. I have decided the name of my bunglow(yet to purchase in India) as Gulmohar. I see Gulmohar as a symbol of challenge as if saying to sun - Your summer heat stop me from blooming flowers... thanks to you all for such wonderful information on OUR TREE. Pruthvi
Guest - Sep 14, 2007 08:05 AM EDT
Well,my knowledge of Botany is limited. However, since this tree in the photo has lifted the paving stones adjacent to it, I think you should keep a distance of at least 5 ft. from the compound wall.
Guest - Sep 13, 2007 12:56 PM EDT
Hi Sreekant, Congrats and thanks for the topic you posted.. it is getting interesting for me..What distance would you recommend between the tree and compound wall ?
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 12:45 AM EDT
Hi Vijay This is a big tree, and the roots can certainly damage a compound wall if planted near or adjacent to it.
Guest - Sep 09, 2007 06:29 PM EDT
HI Sreekant, Will the roots of Gulmohar trees penetrate to adjacent buildings like compound wall ? Is it safe to plant it in front of my house ?
Guest - Aug 18, 2007 03:18 AM EDT
Hi manal. Quite a lot of info is already there on this page. Dr. from LA has given a lot of info and the write up from Wikipedia,too
Guest - Aug 16, 2007 01:10 PM EDT
can u give some info on it
Guest - Jun 16, 2007 05:46 AM EDT
Hi, Vineet.Thanks for that. If you like purple,Jacaranda is a beautiful tree, and it blooms around one month before Gulmohar. If you like yellow, Indian laburnum is a great tree to look at. Since I am not a Botanist I am not sure hoe fast they grow!
Guest - Jun 15, 2007 02:54 AM EDT
hi Shreekant, i like ur Gulmohar Tree. It's really pretty good looking and it is one of my most favourite trees. And, it is most commonly seen tree in some of famour residential areas in Bangalore, like: Indiranagar, Koramangala, Jayanagar etc., And Shreekant, like Gulmohar, can you provide me the info., about which are the most beautiful and FAST growing trees suitable to plant infront of the house for huge shading and good looking. Thanks in advance.
Guest - Jun 12, 2007 03:44 AM EDT
Wikipedia will tell you that the Gulmohar is described as the most colourful tree in the world... but to see how achingly beautiful these trees truly are, you need to see them through my eyes, the eyes of a person living a scorching summer in a grey Indian metropolis. I was riding the bus to work this morning, a bus full of people struggling to stay on their feet with every lurch and sway, turning into sweat at every pore, watching the rain laden skies, waiting, just waiting for the monsoons... when suddenly, both sides of the grey road burst into flaming gulmohars! A red so bright, so full of life, that it would make you want to laugh, yet bring a lump into your throat. Achingly beautiful. For the Gulmohars alone I will love many many more Indian summers. So Shreekant, thanks for putting up this picture.:-) It is nice to see so many others share my sense of wonder at this glorious tree.
Guest - Jun 03, 2007 04:16 PM EDT
New friends colony in Delhi is full of beautiful gulmohars and laburnums - together they are a real treat of summer. After wind or rain I go and pick up the blossoms in the early morning- so beautiful
Guest - Jun 03, 2007 04:16 PM EDT
New friends colony in Delhi is full of beautiful gulmohars and laburnums - together they are a real treat of summer. After wind or rain I go and pick up the blossoms in the early morning- so beautiful
Guest - Apr 09, 2007 07:21 AM EDT
Thanks, Prasoon. With a hot summer, it should be blooming pretty soon this year.
Guest - Apr 08, 2007 12:12 PM EDT
u know, its an absolute treat 4 ppl like me who r nature lovers and reside in Delhi. the gulmohar is the most beautiful treen im fascinated by it since childhood : ) , its a wonderful pic dude!
Guest - Feb 16, 2007 04:29 AM EDT
Dear Madhura The plant may take 4 t0 5 yers before it starts floweirng. Rather than planting seeds, you will find it easier to plant a sapling available from many nurseries in Mumbai.
Guest - Feb 13, 2007 12:25 PM EDT
which can be brought in Mumbai..is the beans stalk the seeds for plant?
Guest - Oct 24, 2006 02:54 AM EDT
Hi Dr Kakhanis. Thanks for the kind comment. For Gulmohar images pl go to htpp//:davesgarden.com/pf/show image/15918.
Guest - Aug 26, 2006 04:45 AM EDT
hi dear, i like ur gulmohar tree i wanna bonzy of same tree in my hotel plz can u help me befour 2 oct 2006
Guest - Jul 31, 2006 03:24 AM EDT
Dear Chinky Thanks very much for that. Dear Ramu Deatails about the tree are given in the comments by the learned Dr from Los Angeles dated 9 March 2006.
Guest - Jul 30, 2006 04:51 AM EDT
i love your image
Guest - Jul 21, 2006 11:01 AM EDT
Dear sir We want details about the tree kindly saend the details to my E-mail:vasconblr@yahoo.com Do the need full Sis thanking you
Guest - Jul 02, 2006 06:32 AM EDT
BUT THEIR ARE NO SCIENTIFIC NAME
Guest - Jun 06, 2006 05:09 AM EDT
This is a tree, when in full bloom looks like it is on fire. Because of its red coloured flowers. Beautiful picture. Silas
Guest - Jun 06, 2006 04:29 AM EDT
I just checked. It is another name for Delonix regia!
Guest - Jun 06, 2006 04:25 AM EDT
Thanks for the information on Royal Poinciana, Dr. I will certainly make efforts to see if the plant grows here. Thanks for that, Divya.
Guest - Jun 03, 2006 06:02 AM EDT
hi shreekant, if u r looking to photograph more of gulmohur, u ll find an avanue of the same in Aarey Colony, Goregaon. just passed by it some days back n sad that i didnt have a camera. make sure u have 1 :) nice pic
Guest - Mar 09, 2006 11:50 AM EDT
Shreekant, Thank you very much for putting up this page and providing botanical name. I was looking for Gulmohar in USA to plant it in my backyard. Some more info: Consistently voted among the top 5 most beautiful flowering trees in the world, the Royal Poinciana deserves its support. It may be the most colorful flowering tree as well. Related to the Tamarind and mimosa tree, this native of Madagascar is a tropical legume with many attributes. Royal Poinciana is deciduous in winter allowing sun to penetrate in months South Florida wants full sun exposure. In early summer, the voluminous red blooms appear and will hold for 4-8 weeks. Here are some blooms opening, others already red. After that, the Delonix re-foliates its wide spreading branches with delicate medium green compound leaves. As with other flowering trees such as the Yellow Tabebuia, cutting off sprinkler water in the winter months prior to blooming promotes a far better flowering display. The older the tree, the more intensely it will bloom. The Poinciana is rated to a tall 40 feet. In hot months its fine loose leaves provide a wonderful "broken" shade beneath, well suited for any plantings that enjoy shifting light and protection from the hot summer sun. Even lawn grasses grow well underneath. Look at the top photo again and notice the "broken" sun showing in. This type of tropical shade allows almost any plant to be happy. For this reason, growing grass to near the trunk is a big waste of an excellent environment. Much better to have a large bed of fancy tropicals under your Royal. Young, it tends to grow as wide as tall causing an appearance that it will invade the air space of driveways, roofs and garages. However, as it matures, it picks up its drooping branches to create a high umbrella. Some careful light pruning during maturation can help make a better formed tree. Take most of the branches that grow beneath the main crown. These lower branches will just add more shade and are not needed. If your tree is a little thin for branches, skip this pruning. Royal Poinciana is tolerant of some salt drift, not too fussy as to soil and has no pests. Light fertilization is recommended. Plant as a foundation tree or, if you have the land, use three about 20 feet apart in a triangle. The effect will be a huge protected shaded area suitable for almost all plants and people. There is also a yellow Poinciana that blooms in spring as well as a very colorful shrub to 10 feet called Paradise Poinciana. SOURCE: http://mgonline.com/royalp.html
Guest - Jan 07, 2006 12:34 AM EDT
The botanical name is Delonix regia and is grown and supplied by nursery growers in the US
Guest - Aug 22, 2005 11:37 PM EDT
Correction of the scientific name: A WWF Bulletin just received informs that the scientific name for Gulmohar is Delonix regia. It has come to India from Madagascar. I regret the earlier error.
Guest - Jul 15, 2005 11:32 PM EDT
Thanks, Subhashree. Glad you liked it.
Guest - Jun 14, 2005 01:38 AM EDT
I have just got it from a search. It is:Dichrostaschys cinera.
Guest - Jun 13, 2005 03:52 PM EDT
What is the scientic name for it?
Guest - May 21, 2005 10:10 PM EDT
Well, Gulmohar basically grows in tropical climates. I have just seen it blooming in Sikkim, which is in the foothills of the Himalayas. So, I don't think there will be a problem anywhere in US. A nursery selling Indian plants may be having saplings or seeds.
Guest - May 11, 2005 07:18 PM EDT
Where can I obtain seeds for this tree and under what conditions does it grow?
Guest - May 09, 2005 10:35 AM EDT
I've never heard of a gulmohar before. Very cool tree. I wish they lived in Utah too.
Guest - Apr 27, 2005 11:27 PM EDT
Thanks for that. The tree behind the Gulmohar is the Bhairav tree.It sheds its leaves three times a year.
Guest - Apr 27, 2005 06:10 AM EDT
Gorgeous Tree!!! Carol
Guest - Apr 24, 2005 12:09 PM EDT
Thanks.In may gulmohar tree and flowers looking very beautiful.
Guest - Dec 15, 2004 04:28 PM EDT
Thanks. I'll see if I have a closeup.
Guest - Dec 14, 2004 05:30 PM EDT
This is a pretty tree. Maybe you can get a close up of an individual flower.

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