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Caesalpinia pulcherrima/Peacock Flower

Caesalpinia pulcherrima / Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Bright red summer flowers and hanging seed pods
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Bright red summer flowers and hanging seed pods

Close-up of peacock flowers

Developing flowers

Mimosa-like foliage and single inflorescence

Flowers may be red or yellow or a combination of the two colors

Yellow and rede flowers

Seed pods follow flowers

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Scientific Name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Common Name: Peacock Flower
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange, Red
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Flowers all year in tropics, but late summer and fall where frosts occur. Is used for tropical effect and color in seasonal beds where not fully hardy. Growth is quite fast in spring and summer.