Tree – Caesalpinia gilliesii poinciana

Common Name: Desert Bird Of Paradise

Caesalpinia gilliesii poinciana, commonly known as Desert Bird Of Paradise, a shrub/small tree is a perfect water-wise choice for a landscape. It is prettiest when pruned out as a very small , multi-trunk tree. Soft, lacy, fernlike foliage provides the back-drop for exotic yellow flowers with long, protruding red “feathery” stamens that bloom repeatedly for most of spring through fall. Loves full sun; drought tolerant when established. Excellent as a mountain, valley or desert plant. Distasteful to deer. Will go winter deciduous in colder climates.

  • Type: Shrub, Tree
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 6-8 Feet
  • Width: 6-8 Feet
  • Hardy To: 10° F
  • Blooms: Yellow, Spring to Summer