Caesalpinia gilliesii

Bird of Paradise Bush, Paradise Poinciana

Popular in tropical climates, their loose clusters of yellow, orange and red flowers attract hummingbirds. Flowers are followed by flat seedpods. Some of these evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers have prickles. Fast and easy-growing in desert climates. Start by seed soaked before planting. Prune to shape.
Caesalpinia gilliesii, Bird of Paradise Bush, Paradise Poinciana
The yellow flowers with protruding red stamens last all summer on this small tree or shrub. Needs heat to bloom. Give some deep watering in arid climates.

Attributes - Caesalpinia gilliesii

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Late Summer

Flower Color: Red, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 12 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Hot Climates. Low Maintenance, Poisonous, Showy Flowers.

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