Bird of Paradise Details

Bird of Paradise

  • Botanical Name: Caesalpinia gilliesii
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Border - Mixed, Focal Point/Specimen Plant
  • Ornamental Value: Yellow, Red
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Bushy
  • Plant Spread: 6'
  • Plant Height: 10'


Small shrubby tree with lacy foliage. Blooms bright yellow flowers with red stamens all spring and summer.

The 'Bird of Paradise' is a small, shrubby tree with yellow flowers that have red stamens. 'Pride of Barbados' is more like a shrub, with red and orange flowers, and may not be winter hardy. Both grow well in North Texas.

Tree Care Guide

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