The beautiful and graceful peltophorum tree is often called “Yellow Poinciana” because it looks just like a royal poinciana but with very showy yellow blossoms. The breathtaking, frothy flowers appear in summer on a treetop full of soft, fern-like leaves.
The tree is bare in winter and the canopy of fine-leafed foliage in spring, summer and fall creates an understory of dappled shade. This provides a perfect environment for certain plants that thrive in the less-blazing sun of winter and more filtered light in summer.
Source: South Florida Plant Guide