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Yellow Bird Of Paradise in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Erythrostemon gilliesii syn. Caesalpinia gilliesii

 

Yellow Bird Of Paradise

Erythrostemon are evergreen shrubs, trees or climbing shrubs with 2-pinnate leaves and terminal clusters of 5-petalled flowers that have protruding stamens. Erythrostemon gilliesii (formerly Caesalpinia gilliesii) is a large evergreen shrub or small tree native to NW Argentina and Uraguay, that bears 3 cm. showy yellow flowers with long bright red stamens

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plant Features
  • Yellow Bird Of Paradise likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Yellow Bird Of Paradise likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Yellow Bird Of Paradise is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Yellow Bird Of Paradise likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Yellow Bird Of Paradise

Latin name

Erythrostemon gilliesii syn. Caesalpinia gilliesii

type

Evergreen Trees or Shrubs

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Yellow Bird Of Paradise likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Yellow Bird Of Paradise is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Yellow Bird Of Paradise likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Yellow Bird Of Paradise 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 Yellow Bird Of Paradise is 2.50meters x 4.00meters 2.50 M 4.00 M

Erythrostemon gilliesii syn. Caesalpinia gilliesii

Erythrostemon are evergreen shrubs, trees or climbing shrubs with 2-pinnate leaves and terminal clusters of 5-petalled flowers that have protruding stamens. Erythrostemon gilliesii (formerly Caesalpinia gilliesii) is a large evergreen shrub or small tree native to NW Argentina and Uraguay, that bears 3 cm. showy yellow flowers with long bright red stamens


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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