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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Caesalpinia pulcherrima
pride of Barbados
Common name pride of Barbados
Family fabaceae
Life cycle tender shrub (Z8-11)
Flowers orange-red (summer-fall)
Size to 8'
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil

Heat-loving evergreen plant with attractive red/orange flowers and twice-compound leaves composed of tiny oval leaflets. Most likely native to the West Indies, it is frost-tender, likely to die back to the ground when hit by a sustained freeze – but it will generally return from its roots in our Houston climate. The flowers, which appear year-round in tropical climates and start up in late summer following a winter die-back, attract hummingbirds.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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