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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Pride of Barbados is a broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree in the bean family native to Mexico and Central America.  It has very finely divided leaves and showy red-orange flowers.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#small tree#drought tolerant#red flowers#yellow flowers#orange flowers#winter interest#flowering tree#hedges#screening#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#small tree#drought tolerant#red flowers#yellow flowers#orange flowers#winter interest#flowering tree#hedges#screening#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Caesalpinia
    Species:
    pulcherrima
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Flowers are used for lei's in Hawaii. Used as a flowering fence in Barbados.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico, Central America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
    Appendage:
    Thorns
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Seasonal bloomer with bright red-orange-yellow bowl-shaped 5 petaled flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Bi-pinnately compound leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Hedge
    Small Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
    Spines/Thorns
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting and diarrhea.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    GI Irritants, Tannins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves