Desert Poinciana

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Desert Poinciana

Erythrostemon gilliesii
Desert Poinciana, Desert Bird of Paradise, Bird of Paradise Bush, Yellow Bird of Paradise, Barba de Chivo.
6

8 feet
4

6 feet
Tropical America
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; deciduous with tiny fine-textured leaflets. An airy, fast-growing tropical shrub or small tree; the poinciana flowers are bright yellow with red stamens.

Maintenance

Can be groomed easily by hand, for shaping only. Don’t overwater. Requires excellent drainage; not recommended for heavy clay.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
6-8' H, 4-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Red, Yellow
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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