Colvillea racemosa, the Colville s Glory, is native of Madagascar. This highly decorative tree is found in tropical and subtropical climates. It can reach 15 meters high and 10 meters wide. It is a very hard to find plant. Colville s Glory main aspect is its beautiful red and orange flowers. Each cluster of flowers measures about a foot and ½ and is made up of hundreds of flowers. The flowers are odorant and appear from late summer to mid fall. The foliage is evergreen. Each leaf is about 3 feet long and consisting of smaller leaves. The trunk is thick and grey. Hardiness zones 10-11 (1ºC/35ºF, 4ºC/40ºF) in winter. This tree doesn t tolerate cold temperatures. It is hard to cultivate under 20ºC. It will ideally grow in a hot and dry environment with temperatures around 35ºC. Colville s Glory needs a well-drained and rich soil. It requires a consistently humid soil, it must not dry out between two waterings. The tree will grow best under a full sun or a partial shade.
This highly decorative tree is found in tropical and subtropical climates
It can reach 15 meters high and 10 meters wide
It is a very hard to find plant
The tree will grow best under a full sun or a partial shade.