It needs full sun, and blooms are red are bright yellow, blooming most of the year. This plant is drought tolerant but will appreciate extra summer water. Cultivation and Uses USDA hardiness zones: 7-11. Use of common terms such as "poison" or "plant" will generate a large number of returns. It's important not to confuse Strelitzia plants with another plant commonly called the bird of paradise: Poinciana This plant is the same as Caesalpinea gilliesii. All parts of this plant are poisonous. It gets cut back drastically each fall (to 12-18 inches) and rapidly recovers each spring. It grows to 6'8' high and 4'-6' wide. Yellow Bird of Paradise, Poinciana gilliesii. Hardiness zone 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. Plant in a hole at least 2' deep; shallow rocky soil results in a stunted plant. Fast-growing and tough, Caesalpinia gilliesii (Bird of Paradise Shrub) is a vase-shaped evergreen shrub or small tree boasting flamboyant clusters of yellow flowers in summer. There is a large caesalpinia gilliesii at the entrance to one of the restaurants. Hard to believe a plant so delicate-looking could be so resilient, but the Bird of Paradise Bush can stand … Seed Availability. YEAR: 1977 CITATION: Fam Health, 9(), 29-32 [English] FDA #: F22637 Flower Color is Yellow/Gold and blooms in Summer. A short, arid-climate shrub with amazing flowers! (Tulip) wisteria spp. Poinciana gillesii, Caesalpinia gilliesii, Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise) Primula vulgaris (Primrose) Prunus armeniaca (seed from plum, prune, peach, cherry) Rheum rhabarbarium (Rhubarb) Rhododendron spp (Azalea) Sansevieria trifasciata (Mother-in-law’s Tongue) Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) Tulipa spp. Foliage is evergreen, fern-looking, and light green changing to grayish when mature. Several Different Colors May cause a skin rash or irritation Bleeding Heart: Dicentra spp. Bird of Paradise Bush (Caesalpinia gilliesii) Join the Club to Manage Your Garden Plant Details; Basic Care Instructions; Detailed Care Instructions; Features. Drought tolerant: Yes. Enter a term or exact phrase (e.g., a plant name). It does well in our zone 5 world -- reaching ten feet or so each summer. across (2.5 cm), feature long, protruding red stamens that create an exotic look. Caesalpinia gilliesii. May cause a skin rash or irritation Boston Ivy: Parthenocissus spp. Caesalpinia gilliesii Bayonet Plant d c Foliage & Flowers Bead Tree China Ball Tree, Paradise Tree, Persian Lilac, White Cedar, Melia azedarach d c Bark, Leaves, Flowers, especially berries Japanese Bead Tree, Texas Umbrella Tree, Pride-of-India, Chinaberry Tree Beargrass Sqwagrass, Soapgrass, Indian Basket Grass Xerophyllum tenax d c All Parts Beech Fagus d c All Parts Water once established: Once or twice a month. It may be somewhat invasive but it is easy to control. It is a perennial or a small shrub or tree, used in tropical settings. Heat tolerant: Yes. Search the FDA Poisonous Plant Database (Data updated May 2008). Caesalpinia gilliesii: May cause a skin rash or irritation Blanket Flower: Gaillardia spp. Caesalpinia gilliesii aka Hardy Bird of Paradise Tree. All records containing the text will be displayed. Ripe seeds are poisonous. Akin to some of its paradise flower relatives, this tough plant is a profuse bloomer and something to behold as a landscape plant. AUTHOR(S): Brooks, P. TITLE: Pretty poison. Grows in Sun. The foliage is chartreuse and yellow. Sun: Full sun is required to avoid fungal infections during the rainy season. a.k.a. Soil: Well-drained, low organic content, pH 5.6-8.5 (acidic to alkaline). (Wisteria) Borne at the branch tips, the five-petaled blossoms, 1 in. 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