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Caesalpinia mexicana

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Foliage: Semi-Evergreen

Mature Height: 10' - 15’

Mature Width: 6’ - 12’

Growth Rate: Fast

Hardiness: 20 degrees F

Exposure: Full Sun

Leaf Color: Green

Shade: Filtered

Flower Color:  Yellow

Flower Shape: Petals

Flower Season: Spring to Fall

Thorns: None

Propagation Method: Seed

Sizes Available: 24”

 

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Caesalpinia mexicana (Mexican Bird of Paradise) can grow to become large evergreen to semi deciduous shrubs or small trees that are 10' to 15' tall and 6' to 12' wide. Flowers clusters are bright yellow, fragrant and appear at branch terminals from spring to fall. This specie is native to northern Mexico, growing in washes and slopes in arid regions. In the shrub form, they can be used as a screen, background shrubs and patio or court yard plantings for the tree forms. Mexican Bird of Paradise is fast growing, adapted to desert or tropical landscapes and is hardy to 20 degrees.

Disclaimer: The information provided here was gathered from research literature published by the University of Arizona, other professional Landscape and Horticultural organizations and our experience at Arid Zone Trees. Always consult local landscape experts for recommendation for your specific area.

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