Common Name Peacock Flower
Botanical Name Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Local Name
Native/Non Native Non Native
Origin Unknown
Location at Holy Family Church In front of the Church near the sacristy

(These photographs are authentic captures from the Holy Family Church campus, portraying the scenic splendour of the place.)

This beautiful treelet has a resemblance to the popular Gulmohar tree and are botanically related.

The Peacock flower tree is a fast-growing tree that can reach heights of up to 3 meters. It retains its leaves throughout the year, and blooms continuously.

The tree is known for its striking flowers which appear in clusters on long erect stems and are smaller than those of Gulmohar. The most common color is red-orange, but one variety has pure yellow flowers. The flowers are shaped like a peacock's tail, which is where the tree gets its common name.

The tree is often grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and parks. It is drought tolerant and can grow in a wide variety of soil types, making it a popular choice for landscaping. It can withstand long periods of limited water availability and are not eaten by cattle, hence grown along roads.

IMPORTANT: The information on this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference books. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Readers should always consult their physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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