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CAESALPINIA gilliesii

Commonly known as Bird of paradise shrub

Large erect racemes of up to 40 individual yellow flowers with scarlet stamens. Needs frost protection except in the mildest locations
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£16.50 each

  • Evergreen - mid- to dark-green 2 pinnate leaves to 20cm (8in) long with many oblong leaflets.
  • Red - scarlet stamens
  • Yellow - yellow flowers
  • Height - 2-3m (6-10ft)
  • Spread - 1-2.5m (3-8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - erect to spreading shrub or small tree. Produces flowers to 3.5cm (1½in) across in erect racemes 15-30 (6-12in) long.
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - syn. Poinciana gilliesii (bird of paradise shrub). Not related to the bird of paradise genus Strelitzia
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, whitefly, mealybugs.
  • Place of origin - Uruguay, Argentina.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - loam-based compost (JI No. 3) under glass with added leaf mould. Full light.
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Caesalpina gilliesii - Care Guide
2-3m (6-10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-2.5m (3-8ft)
 

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