Caesalpinia gilliesii

Yellow Bird of Paradise
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

10′ x 8′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Irregular

Sunset Garden Zones

8-16, 18-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8

Moderate to fast-growing evergreen to semi-deciduous shrub or small tree to 6-10’ tall x 6-8’ wide. This tough species features open-growing branches of finely-divided bright green foliage accented with clusters of showy yellow flowers that exhibit vividly contrasting bright-red stamens. Flowers appear in summer attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Well-suited as an accent single specimen mass planting small patio tree or container subject. Drought tolerant once established. Prefers a fast-draining soil in a full sun exposure.

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