Caesalpinia gilliesii

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Caesalpinia gilliesii, commonly named “bird of paradise” is a deciduous shrub or small tree belonging to Fabaceae family. The stems are woody and adorned toward the top. The long paripinnate leaves may be deciduous or persistent depending on climate. Exceptional flowering in yellow clusters presents contrasting red stamens. This species is suitable for woodlands, Gardens and sunny edges .


Common NameBird of paradise
Botanical nameCaesalpinia gilliesii
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colouryellow / gold, scarlet
Height<3 m
Garden sunny edges
Bloom TimeMay -> August
Plant TypeShrubs, Ornamental,
Medicinal, Outdoor, Toxic
Fruit TypeLegume
different tolerancesDrought tolerant
Used PartsLeaf, Root
Plant UsesMedicine, Ornamental
USDA Zone8 (-12), 9 (-7),
10 (-1), 11 (+4),
12 (+10)
Sun ExposureSun, full sun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureMoist
Soil Type Clay, Sandy
Propagationby Seed , by sowing,
by Cuttings, by layering
GerminationCold Germinator,
Fast Germinator
Pests/ Diseasescochineals, red spiders,

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