Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Red Bird of Paradise, Barbados Flowerfence, Paradise Flower, Dwarf Poinciana

Family: Fabaceae Pea

Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 9B - 11
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Orange, red, yellow
Bloom time Year 'round
Water needs Dry
Landscape uses Standard, specimen
Height 8' to 12' / 2.40m to 3.60m
Spread 10' to 15' / 3.00m to 4.60m
Growth rate Fast
Persistence Evergreen, needles or needle-like
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Brown
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, alkaline, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded
Attributes and features Naturalizing