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Caesalpinia

species, hybrids and cultivars


In Queensland, we associate the common name "Bird of Paradise" with Strelitzia, but overseas, this name is also applied to some of the Caesalpinias, which are an entirely different type of plant. These shrubby and showy species, notably Caesalpinia pulcherrima and Caesalpinia gilliesii are suitable for gardens and are the main type we'll be looking at on this page.

The leopard tree (C. ferrea) is another member of the genus which is common in Queensland, but its far too large for residential gardens. They are not even planted as street trees anymore. Apart from their huge size, the mess created by the seed pods is a problem.





Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Caesalpinia pulcherrima Caesalpinia pulcherrima Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Caesalpinia pulcherrima Caesalpinia pulcherrima

More information online
Birds of Paradise Have Many Feathers (Caesalpinia species) Arid-Southwestern Gardening Information, University of Arizona
Dwarf Poinciana/Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Swartz Flora of Kaxil Kiuic, Yucatan, Mexico
Caesalpinia pulcherrima Garden Adventures blog, Florida


Caesalpinia gilliesii

Caesalpinia gilliesii - Yellow Bird of Paradise Cal's Plant of the Week, University of Oklahoma
Caesalpinia gilliesii Yellow bird of Paradise


Caesalpinia ferrea

Caesalpinia ferrea Leopard tree. James Cook University, Qld
Brazilian Ironwood (Caesalpinia ferrea) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida


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