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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.

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