Mexican Bird of Paradise

 

Caesalpinia mexicana

 

Fabaceae

 

 

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Deciduous

Size: 10 ft high by 8 ft wide
Leaves
: dark green, compound, fine texture
Flowers
: Long spikes of showy lemon yellow flowers
Fruit
: n/a
Stems/Trunks
: Angular and open form
Range/Origin
: Mexico
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 12-16, 18-24, 15o F

Comments: No thorns, attracts hummingbirds

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Moderate

        Soil: Sandy and well drained

        Propagation: Seed, cuttings

         Maintenance: Minimal, some litter, prune in late winter

 

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