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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Barbados pride

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Features

  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Barbados pride). Native to tropical America, this plant has an open, moderately spreading habit with coarse, prickly leaves and branches with a whitish waxy bloom.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Tropical America

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn or spring.

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