The challenges and joys of an Arizona low desert gardener
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Red Bird Of Paradise
The Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) is like the Energizer Bunny®, it just keeps going and going and going. These shrubs begin blooming in May and continue into mid-October, but they are at their most spectacular during the worst heat of the summer.
Since we don’t have a fall changing of the leaves here in the Phoenix area, the closest we get to the beautiful reds and golds is in the flowers of the Red Bird of Paradise. For more info on this shrub, check out a previous post.