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Yellow Bird Of Paradise

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Also known as

Desert Bird Of Paradise, Mexican Bird Of Paradise, Ponciano, Barba De Chivo, Mal De Ojo, Crimson Threadflower, Poinciana, Bird Of Paradise, Caesalpinia, Mysorethorn, Cat's-Claw, Paradise Caesalpinia, Paradise Poinciana

Caesalpinia gilliesii 1 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Yellow Bird Of Paradise Overview

This summer flowering decidious shrub originates from the tropical Americas. It is invasive in South Africa, classified as NEMBA 1b. It can grow up to 5m high depending on the rainfall. It bears pretty yello and red flowers on a shrub with featherly leaves.

Common problems with Yellow Bird Of Paradise

Relative disease and pest free.

    How to harvest Yellow Bird Of Paradise

    Do not harvest from this plant, unless you can use it medisinally.

    How to propagate Yellow Bird Of Paradise


    Seed easily spread to invade an area.

    Special features of Yellow Bird Of Paradise

    Attracts birds

    Attractive flowers

    Flowers are yellow with red stamens.

    Summer Flowering Shrubs

    Shrubs that give you structure and summer flowers.

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