Yellow Bird Of Paradise

Caesalpinia gilliesii

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Caesalpinia gilliesii flowers
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This summer flowering decidious shrub originates from the tropical Americas. It is invasive in South Africa, classified as NEMBA 1b. It can grow up to 5m high depending on the rainfall. It bears pretty yello and red flowers on a shrub with featherly leaves.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Do not harvest from this plant, unless you can use it medisinally.

Propagation

Seed

Seed easily spread to invade an area.

Special features

Attracts birds

Attractive flowers

Flowers are yellow with red stamens.

Special features

Origin

America, South America

Natural climate

Subtropical Coastal

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Red

Scent

None

Problems

Relative disease and pest free.
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