Considered one of the most spectacular red flowering trees in the world, this giant tree is also long-lived. The glossy and deeply lobed leaves resemble maple trees, hence the scientific name ‘acerifolius’ meaning ‘maple-like leaves.’ Although the leaf lobing becomes less dramatic as the trees ages. It loses its leaves for a brief time making its abundant bell-shaped flowers seem even more spectacular. The tree can be a bit messy due to its deciduous nature and many flowers. However, a crimson carpet of spent flowers is a beautiful sight.
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