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Treasure Flower and Other Eye-Catching Plants

Here are 12 plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Caesalpinia Mexicana — Yellow Bird of Paradise(5 of 12)

  • Plant in full sun; heat tolerant. Plant in well-drained soil; drought tolerant; avoid fertilizers.
  • Height: 7-12 feet
  • Width: 4-6 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones (8)9-11:

  • Zones 2-7: Container plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; bring indoors before first frost.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch to conserve moisture; prune back hard in late winter; may suffer dieback in this zone.
  • Zone 9-11: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; prune as needed in spring.

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