Caesalpinia cacalaco

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Information by: Kathleen Moore        Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

Small tree or large shrub to about 15' x15'. Branches are armed with medium thorns. These plants will bloom profusely between winter & spring with showy yellow flowers on dense spikes, depending on the coldness of winter. Seed pods are reddish & attractive. Native to Mexico.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

12-25'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

Red

 

Fruit Season

Spring

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

 

Location Uses

Background, Parking Strip, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Screen, Wind Break, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Water Saving Tip:

More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

Be sure only to water plants when necessary.