Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

4-5′ x 4-5′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

MJedium Water

Flower Color

Orange

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

22-24

Slow-growing tropical evergreen to 4-5’ tall and wide. This popular durable landscape favorite features bold upright-growing gray-green leaves contrasted with intricate orange blue and white flower heads that appear atop tall stems primarily fall through late-spring. Intermittent bloom can be seen throughout the year in warmer climates. Well-suited in mixed shrub borders as an accent or container specimen and is a popular poolside planting. Also makes a good cut flower. This species tolerates heat reflected heat and urban environments and is frost sensitive. Prefers regular to light watering in a full to partial sun exposure.

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