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Caesalpinia mexicana - Mexican Caesalpinia

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Caesalpiniaceae (~Fabales)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 10-16 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Caesalpinia mexicana (Mexican Caesalpinia) - An attractive evergreen shrub or small tree from Mexico that grows to 10 to 15 feet tall with smooth gray bark and compound bipinnate leaves with rounded leaflets. Clusters of yellow flowers appear in late summer to fall. Plant in full sun. Unlike many of the Caesalpinia this species is not thorny. Plant in full sun. Low water requirements in coastal gardens but looks best with occasional irrigation inland. Hardy to 15 F without damage but can resprout after colder temperatures. We received the seed of this plant as that of Caesalpinia ferrea and have mistakenly listed this plant under this name. Caesalpinia ferrea, the leopard tree from Brazil, is a larger, more tropical plant with beautiful mottled bark.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Caesalpinia mexicana.