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Yellow Bird of Paradise


Semi-deciduous shrub or small tree with fern-like foliage divided into tiny leaflets. Clusters of yellow flowers with long bright red stamens bloom all summer.


Caesalpinia gilliesii (Poinciana g.)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Foliage consists of numerous leaflets up to 3/8" long.

Leaf texture : Fern-like

Leaf length : 8"

Leaf shape : Compund

Leaf color : Mid to dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Bloom in clusters of up to 40 flowers.

Flower width : 1 1/2"

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 8 ft.

Average size maturity height : 10 ft.

Growth rate : Vigorous

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a)

Sunset zone : 8-16, 18-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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