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Pride of Barbados in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Caesalpinia pulcherrima syn. Caesalpinia lutea

 

Pride of Barbados

Caesalpinia are evergreen shrubs, trees or climbing shrubs with 2-pinnate leaves and terminal clusters of 5-petalled flowers that have protruding stamens. Caesalpinia pulcherrima - 'Peacock Flower' - is a thorny upright small tree or shrub, native to tropical USA, that has showy flowers in shades of yellow, fiery red, and orange and fern-like foliage.

 
plant Features
  • Pride of Barbados likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pride of Barbados likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pride of Barbados is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Pride of Barbados likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Pride of Barbados

Latin name

Caesalpinia pulcherrima syn. Caesalpinia lutea

type

Evergreen Trees or Shrubs

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pride of Barbados likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pride of Barbados is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Pride of Barbados likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Pride of Barbados likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pride of Barbados is 2.50meters x 4.00meters 2.50 M 4.00 M

Caesalpinia pulcherrima syn. Caesalpinia lutea

Caesalpinia are evergreen shrubs, trees or climbing shrubs with 2-pinnate leaves and terminal clusters of 5-petalled flowers that have protruding stamens. Caesalpinia pulcherrima - 'Peacock Flower' - is a thorny upright small tree or shrub, native to tropical USA, that has showy flowers in shades of yellow, fiery red, and orange and fern-like foliage.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

The exotic-looking yellow flowers with long red stamens appear through Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in a sheltered, sunny position in moist but free-draining soil after all risk of frost has passed. This plant will need protection from frost, or can be grown in a container under glass

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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