The royal poinciana (Delonix regia) is a fast-growing evergreen tree that features an abundance of scarlet blossoms. It is a favorite in many tropical and subtropical locations.The foliage on this species is bipinnately compound, meaning that each leaf consists of up to 25 pairs of leaflets, and each of those leaflets is further divided into up to 25 more pairs of leaflets.This tree is renowned worldwide for its clusters of exquisite red flowers that blanket the tree and show up in the summer months during warm weather. Each of the five petals is reddish-orange or scarlet color. One petal is bigger than the others and has yellow and white markings. The fruit is a seed pod that can be over a foot long.