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Red Bird Of Paradise
Pride of Barbados
Caesalpinia pulcherrima.

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Red Bird Of Paradise, Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Also called Pride of Barbados, Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Dwarf Poinciana, and flamboyan-de-jardin. Flowering Bush. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Red Bird Of Paradise, Caesalpinia pulcherrima.
Flowering Bush. Photo June 6, 2005.
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Red Bird Of Paradise
Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Flower.
Red Bird Of Paradise
Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Seed Pod.

Red Bird Of Paradise.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Pea Family: ( Fabaceae ), Red Bird Of Paradise; Sometimes called Mexican Bird of Paradise which is really the common name for the yellow variety, Caesalpinia mexicana. Also called Pride of Barbados, Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Dwarf Poinciana, and flamboyan-de-jardin. .

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A large irregular shrub which can be trained to become a small deciduous tree. It may become an evergreen in warmer areas. Attracts hummingbirds.

Red Bird of Paradise is the national flower of the Caribbean island of Barbados, and is depicted on the Queen's personal Barbadian flag.


Quick Notes:

Height: Perennial Up To 6' - 15', they spread out 4' - 6'.

Flowers: On branch terminals, informal racine of flowers which are red, orange and yellow with long red stamens; they bloom mainly in the spring and early summer, then sporadically; 4" -5" long.

Flowering Time: March - September.

Fruit: Flat, 3-4" long, and when ripe they split open noisily to expose the little brown beans.

Leaves: Alternate bipinnately compound leaf. Eight to 14 inches long. With 3 to 9 pairs of pinnae and 7 to 15 pairs of leaflets.

Found: Native of Central America, Northwestern South America, West Indies.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 0 - 2,500 Feet.

Habitat: Used as a xeriscape landscape plant!

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken June 6, 2005. Glendale, Arizona. Root hardy to 15F.

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