Delonix regia is a semi-evergreen, flowering, medium, a perennial tree with a low spreading, radial, densely leaved limbs and twigs, and a pyramidal shape in youth, which flattens out into an umbrella shape with age. Grows 7-8m tall with a 6-7m spread and a 30-50cm trunk diameter 1.5-2m in its native habitat.
Leaves are bright to medium green. Flowers are showy, slightly fragrant, bisexual flame-red through to orange-yellow. Fruits are long, flattened, woody, red-brown pods. Fast-growing initially, slowing down to a medium rate after 3 years.