Royal Poinciana is a flowering plant known for its fern-like leaves and showy display when flowering. Originally native to Madagascar, it is now widely used throughout the world embellishing parks, promenades, gardens and many other outdoor spaces and environments. Additionally, throughout many regions of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree. The Royal Poinciana is particularly known as an extraordinary shade tree in tropical climates. The poinciana is a hardy tree that is fast growing, about 4 feet per year, and tolerant of a wide array of soils types.