Yellow Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia gilliesii

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02528
Large, exotic, yellow flowers with striking long red stamens adorn this open, fine-textured shrub. Wonderful for use as an informal specimen, or to plant in groups as a textural hedge or screen. This high-heat tolerant shrub adds superb color to minimal care, waterwise gardens. Often remains semi-evergreen in mild winter regions.
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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.
Companion PlantsBottlebrush (Callistemon); Yucca (Yucca); Salvia (Salvia); Desert Willow (Chilopsis); Agave (Agave); False Yucca (Hesperaloe)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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