Texas Bird of Paradise

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Open, airy desert-adapted shrub with finely textured leaves. Exotic yellow flowers with brilliant red protruding stamens.

Companion Plants

Spreading Juniper

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Spreading Juniper

Junipers are wonderfully easy to grow. There are many sizes and shapes available to fit any landscape need. Most are hardy, durable, and require little maintenance. Evergreen foliage contrasts strikingly with other juniper, redtwig dogwood, and barberry. Tolerates any well-drained soil type.

Common Boxwood

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Common Boxwood

Handsome evergreen shrub is very tolerant of pruning and shaping. Well-suited for topiary, entryways or hedging. Flowers in spring are insignificant but very fragrant. Prune in summer. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil and some shade.

Bald Cypress

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Bald Cypress

Naturally found on lake and river edges, swamps, or flooded sites, this large coniferous tree is unique in that it loses its needles. Will grow in normal garden soil, and even tolerate drought once established.

Details

Common name

Texas Bird of Paradise

Botanical name

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Zone

USDA 10 - 11

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Bloom time

spring-summer

Light

sun

Height

5-10' (1.5-3 m)

Habit

irregular

Water

every other day

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

clean up and remove fallen foliage