Yellow Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia gilliesii

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Large yellow flowers with striking long red stamens adorn this open, fine-textured shrub. Multi-stem transparent, almost wispy character makes a wonderful informal specimen or screen. Ideal for summer interest in xeriscape gardens that need color in the heat. A natural with large succulent species. Semi-deciduous. Vigorous growth 6 feet tall, 4 to 6 feet wide.
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8 - 11

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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationses-al-PIN-ee-uh gil-EEZ-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityLarge, open, moderate growing shrub; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureHeat Loving Color

Thrives in a wide range of soils, provided they are fast-draining. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. No fertilization is necessary; this plant fixes nitrogen in the soil and needs little care.

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