Poitea carinalis – Carib Wood

This is the Dominica National Flower. It is a rare deciduous tropical tree for small gardens. Trees can be spotted a mile away when in full bloom, it is a stunning scarlet red display of flowers in late Winter to early Spring.

May ship pruned back to fit in a box. Please email us with your zip code for availability.


It is found growing along dry coastal areas and is exceptionally hardy. 

Syn: Sabinea carinalis
Family: Fabaceae
Common names: Caribwood, Carib Wood, Bois Caraibe, Bwa Kwaib

National flower of Dominica and endemic to Dominica.
Grows in full to partial sun.
Grows 10′ – 15′ tall in tropical locations. 
Rarely seen for sale, but very hardy tropical tree. 
Flowers attract hummingbirds. 

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 48 in
Gardino Nursery