Caesalpinia gilliesii
Plants of the Southwest

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Yellow Bird of Paradise

Yellow Bird of Paradise is a perennial, drought tolerant, deer resistant shrub 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide with rows of small leaflets, big yellow flowers with red sex parts flying out like fiber optic filaments tipped in gold, and big bean-like pods following. Blooms summer through early freezes. Loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant seed in fall or cold stratify 1 month. Zones 7-9.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 789


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