Bird of Paradise Mexican

Description
Botanical Name: 
Caesalpinia mexicana

Native to northern Mexico. A large thornless shrub or small tree. Leaves are dark green, compound, 3/4" long, 1/2" wide, and coarser than C. pulcherrima. Bears 6" clusters of lemon yellow flowers followed by large woody seedpods. Evergreen in milder climates with a moderately fast growth rate.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Shrubs
Name: 
Bird of Paradise Mexican
Plant Type: 
Deciduous
Flower: 
6" Clusters, lemon yellow
Mature Size: 
10' x 10'
Water: 
Low
Exposure:: 
Full sun
Spacing: 
5'
Soil Type: 
Loam; sand; alkaline; well drained
Planting Time: 
April to October
Comments
Comments: 

Blooms attract hummingbirds.