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Caesalpinia cacalaco Smoothie® (Thornless Cascalote)

Caesalpinia cacalaco Smoothie®
Thornless Cascalote

This selection of Cascalote is identical to the species, except that it is thornless. Native to tropical Mexico, this large woody shrub may be trained into a small patio tree. In warm climates this plant is evergreen, with glossy green compound leaves. Cascalote produces large spikes of clear yellow flowers at the branch tips during the winter months, followed by attractive copper-colored seedpods. It grows best in full sun and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 15' - 18' (ft)
Spread 15' - 18' (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen
Attracts Birds, Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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