Red Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinnia pulcherrima)
The Red Mexican Bird of Paradise is a medium to large growing shrub with bright orange/red flowers that show from late spring through the fall. Often seen in desert landscapes, semi-tropical yards and open commercial areas this shrub is one of the brightest flowering plants for any use in the Valley.
Prune hard in winter to maintain medium to large scale. Unpruned specimens can grow to 10 ft or so.
They are very drought tolerant and love the Arizona heat.
Large accent shrub
Variety of landscape applications
Blooms Early Summer through Fall