SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Palm Springs, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 5 (Evaluate).
Additional Common Names
DWARF POINCIANA, BARBADOS FLOWER FENCE, RED BIRD OF PARADISE, PRIDE OF BARBADOS
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: Commonly only reaches 10 to 12 feet.
Width: 10 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Red, Orange or Yellow. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Legume, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.
Bark Light Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 12 -16 and 18 - 23.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales, Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Caesalpinia pulcherrima Tree Record." 1995-2021. Apr 17, 2021.
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