Plant of the Week 05/03/2019
Caesalpinia gilliesii 'Hardy' - Zone 5
A hardy variety of the Bird of Paradise. This exotic looking shrub will add a unique look to any yard. Beautiful yellow flowers with a red pistil make this this flower look stunning.
In the fall expect minimal color change from the tiny leaves. Plant in full sun and well drained soil.
A moderate grower that can reach 6 feet tall and wide. Water regularly the first year. Waterwise once established. Bird of Paradise is a nitrogen fixing plant that needs minimal to no fertilizing.