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Caesalpinia mexicana (Mexican Bird of Paradise)

Caesalpinia mexicana
Mexican Bird of Paradise, Evergreen Bird of Paradise

This large thornless shrub or small tree is native to northern Mexico. It has lush green compound leaves and large lemon-yellow flower spikes. Flowers develop off and on during the warm months, and are followed by large woody seedpods. In mild climates it is evergreen, but leaves drop in colder regions. It thrives in full sun and reflected heat, but requires good drainage.

Plant Type Native, Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 10' - 12' (ft)
Spread 10' - 12' (ft)
Spacing 120" - 140" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Tolerance Cold, Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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