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Yellow Bird Of Paradise
Yellow Bird Of Paradise

Common name: Yellow Bird Of Paradise
Botanical name: Caesalpinia gilliesii

This Bird of Paradise is an upright, fast growing small tree or large shrub, 10' tall by 8' wide. Clusters of yellow flowers have long red stamens. Natural growth habit is irregular and open, but can be pruned to encourage dense growth. It is quite hardy and can be frost tolerant. As pods mature, they split spewing seeds. Ripe seeds are poisonous. It may be somewhat invasive but it is easy to control. This plant is drought tolerant.

Designer: Joe Varonin ASLA

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Photographer: Nancy Warfel