Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Botanical Name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Phonetic: ses-al-PIN-ee-uh pul-KAIR-ih-muh

Common Name(s): Peacock Flower

Family: Fabaceae
Origin: Tropical Americas
Plant Type: Broadleaf shrub/tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Pinnate
Number of Leaflets: 6-10 Pairs
Leaf Color: Bright green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring to fall
Flower Color(s): Orange-yellow with red stamens

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9-11
Growth Rate: Fast        
Height: 10-20 Feet
Spread: 6-12 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems
Soil: Medium moisture, fertile, well-drained soil

Maintenance: Low maintenance, prune to shape as needed

Features: Showy flower, winter interest, thorns, edible fruit, flowers are used in leis in Hawaii
Uses: Hedge, flowering tree, fence, screen, background

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