Caesalpinia gilliesii (Bird of sky Shrub)

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Fast-growing and also tough, Caesalpinia gilliesii (Bird of paradise Shrub) is a vase-shaped evergreen shrub or small tree boasting flamboyant swarm of yellow flowers in summer. Borne in ~ the branch tips, the five-petaled blossoms, 1 in. Across (2.5 cm), attribute long, protruding red stamens that produce an exotic look. Attractive to bees, butterflies and also hummingbirds, they give means to flat seed pods, up to 2 in. Lengthy (5 cm), include dark brown to black seeds. These pods dry and also split open, releasing the dark brown seeds, sometimes explosively. The leaf of lacy, feathery gray-green pipeline is evergreen in frost cost-free climates. Bird of heaven Shrub is a fine selection for xeriscaping and also makes a wonderful huge accent shrub or flowering hedge.

Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the royal Horticultural Society.Grows as much as 7-10 ft. High and broad (2-3 m). This plant self-sows mildly.Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils. Created plants have good drought tolerance.A charming enhancement to beds and also borders, wall-side borders, hedges, city gardens, Mediterranean gardens, or containers.Prune to shape as needed.Virtually pest and an illness free. Deer resistant.Propagate by particle or softwood cuttings.Native to Argentina, Uruguay.

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HardinessHeat zones Climate ZonesPlant TypeExposureSeason that InterestHeightSpreadWater NeedsMaintenanceSoil TypeSoil pHSoil DrainageCharacteristicsToleranceAttractsGarden UsesGarden Styles
8– 11What"s my Zone?
1– 11What"s mine Zone?
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Shrubs, trees
Full sun
Spring (Early,Mid,Late)Summer (Early,Mid,Late)FallWinter
7'– 10'(210cm– 3m)
7'– 10'(210cm– 3m)
Low, average
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Moist however Well-Drained
plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Deer, dryness
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side boundaries
City and also Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden