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Desert Poinciana

Erythrostemon gilliesii

Desert Poinciana, Desert Bird of Paradise, Bird of Paradise Bush, Yellow Bird of Paradise, Barba de Chivo.

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; deciduous with tiny fine-textured leaflets. An airy, fast-growing tropical shrub or small tree; the poinciana flowers are bright yellow with red stamens.

Origins: Tropical America

Maintenance

Can be groomed easily by hand, for shaping only. Don’t overwater. Requires excellent drainage; not recommended for heavy clay.

Yellow petals and slick red stamens.

Min. Height: 6'

Max Height: 8 feet'

Min. Width: 4'

Max Width: 6 feet'

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