Caesalpinia gilliesii (Desert Bird of Paradise)
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Poinciana, Desert Bird of Paradise, Bird of Paradise bush
An evergreen deciduous shrub that grows up to eight feet tall and six feet wide. The flowers are yellow with bright red stamens that bloom from spring through fall.
Prune to shape as needed. The seeds are toxic.
- Plant in full sun
- Best in well-drained soil
- Established plants have good drought tolerance
- Heat tolerant
- Attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and birds
- Hardy up to 30 degrees
- Native to South America