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Mexican Bird of Paradise
MEXICAN BIRD OF PARADISE
Caesalpinia mexicana

Also commonly known as Yellow Bird of Paradise, this beautiful shrub produces large lemon-yellow flowers on terminal racemes. It can be trained as a small tree or large shrub, and will attract hummingbirds.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Shrubs
Hardiness: 25˚F
Water: Low
Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Fast
Average Size: 12’ H × 6’ W
Coverage: 28 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Deciduous, Evergreen
Foliage Color: Green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring and Fall
Fruit: Green to brown seed pods
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Unknown
Partially deciduous in cold winter. Head back lightly after bloom only as needed to promote a more excellent shape. Unlike C. pulcherrima, don't severely prune this shrub as it is slower to recover. Because the stem wood of this shrub is SO brittle, one can easily prune this shrub with bare hands!