Flamboyant trees

These are one of my favourite trees, and to me are always associated with Christmas as that is when they are in full bloom.  Here is a close up of the flowers taken from the magnificent tree In my garden.  Although I don't think these are indigenous, I think they may be from Madagascar originally, we have some really beautiful specimens here in Durban. I will try to get a pic of some of the ones on the streets in Durban to add to this post, as I know there are some streets lined in these trees which will be an avenue of scarlet at the moment!  


I am a guide and tour operator based in Durban in South Africa