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Caesalpinia gilliesii, Bird of Paradise will grow as a loose, airy, mounding shrub to a height of 6' to 10' tall and equally as wide.
This deciduous shrub is hardy to 10 degrees F, sometimes even lower. When provided with water when it is young, it will very quickly.
Shrubs can be pruned strongly when dormant to promote denser growth and maintain shrub form. Flowers are bright yellow with long red stamens. This species has naturalized in some desert locations and can survive on annual rainfall.
Sunset Zone(s): 8-16,18-23
USDA Zone(s): 8-11
Blooming Period: Spring-Summer
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, no clay soils.
Water Usage: Xeric once established
Collection elevation: 3550 feet
Location: San Bernardino County
NOTE: Naturalized in Southwestern Deserts
Packet contains 15 seeds