Peacock Flower, Pride Of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Barbados Flower Fence Caesalpinia pulcherrima

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Botanical Name:

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Caesalpinia

Species:

pulcherrima

Common Name:

Peacock Flower, Pride Of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Barbados Flower Fence

Height:
9 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8

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  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Sand lightly or nick with a file, Soak in water, let stand in water for 6 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Easily started from seeds.
In a Nutshell:
* In the genus Casalpinia the most popularly planted species is Casalpinia pulcherrima .
* Common names for this species include Poinciana , Peacock Flower , Red Bird of Paradise , Mexican Bird of Paradise , Dwarf Poinciana , Pride of Barbados , and flamboyan-de-jardin .
* It is a shrub growing to 3 m tall, native to the Tropics and Subtropics of the Americas .
* The leaves are bipinnate, 20-40 cm long, bearing 3-10 pairs of pinnae, each with 6-10 pairs of leaflets 15-25 mm long and 10-15 mm broad.
* The flowers are borne in racemes up to 20 cm long, each flower with five yellow, orange or red petals.
* The fruit is a pod 6-12 cm long. more...
[ edit ] Description It is a shrub growing to 3 m tall. The leaves are bipinnate, 20-40 cm long, bearing 3-10 pairs of pinnae, each with 6-10 pairs of leaflets 15-25 mm long and 10-15 mm broad. The flowers are borne in racemes up to 20 cm long, each flower with five yellow, orange or red petals. The fruit is a pod 6-12 cm long.
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Usda description:
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