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Caesalpinia gilliesii (Yellow Bird of Paradise)

Caesalpinia gilliesii
Yellow Bird of Paradise, Hardy Bird of Paradise

This upright, fast-growing deciduous shrub originated from Argentina and Uruguay, and has naturalized in sub-tropical areas of America. Clusters of bright yellow flowers with long red stamens are produced in the summer. Its natural growth habit is irregular and open, but pruning will encourage dense growth. This long-lived and durable plant is tolerant of cold, heat and drought, and performs best in full sun exposures.

Plant Type Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Fast
Height 7' - 10' (ft)
Spread 7' - 10' (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: Monrovia

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