Yellow Bird of Paradise

 

Caesalpinia gilliesii

 

Fabaceae

 

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Semi-evergreen

Size: 6 ft high by 5 ft wide
Leaves
: Medium green, fine textured, compound
Flowers
: Yellow with red stamens, very showy
Fruit
: n/a
Stems/Trunks
: Open, angular structure
Range/Origin
: Argentina
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 8-16, 18-24, 5o F

Comments: No thorns, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Low, occasional deep watering

        Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Seed, cuttings

         Maintenance: Minimal, cut back in early spring

 

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