This is a close-up picture of the desert bird of paradise flower, pod and seed formation.
Desert bird of paradise flower on it's early stage.
The desert bird of paradise is nearly 3' tall when i first planted it in April of 1999. It took a while for it to recover from the shock of being transplanted. It produced very showy flowers and leaves thereafter. During Fall season - it shed off all its leaves, but when the warmer days of Spring comes it start to develop into a nice bush such as what u see now.
Here is a smaller specimen growing in Los Angeles
About 4 months ago we planted 2 one gal potted yellow bird of paradise there fast growing they have now reached about 6\\\' tall very pretty flowering plums humming birds realy love this plant.Tips water deep about 2 times a week.use complete lawn and garden plant food.also to help build my soil i put in night crawlers seems to work very well.
Bird of Paradise (a Texas native tree) blooms just starting to open. Shown in April. (San Antonio, Tx.)
A view of the Desert Bird of Paradise buds, blooms just opening and foliage. Shown in April. (San Antonio, Tx.)
Used as a commercial landscaping plant by local power company, southern California
May flower in southern California
A view of the blooms backlit with afternoon sun. (San Antonio, Tx.)
Closeup of the flower starting to bloom.
This Desert Bird of Paradise is blooming in Overton, Texas. It has been blooming for a few months.
Bird of Paradise in my yard, Spring 2004.
Some seeds I started late winter/early spring, zone 9a, February
Closed bud and leaves of Bird of Paradise.
Texas Bird Of Paradise - Panasonic DMC-FZ3 ISO 100 /F2.8/ 1/500sec
5 ft specimen in Fort Worth, Tx
Trees are a bit sparse and messy looking but flowers look great.
Seed pods open and drop their seeds.
Spring, southern California
I live in the upper desert where my Yellow Bird of Paradise, on a dripline, has nearly doubled in size in two months.
This image of the Desert Bird of Paradise was taken on 6-18-08 in Mojave County, Arizona.
Mine have yellow flowers
The Seed Pods ripening for "Podcasting"
A Desert Bird of Paradise, Krapets, Bulgaria. Zone 7b
Caesalpinia gilliesii “Bird of Paradise” seed and pod
Bird of Paradise seedling.
University of Agriculture Faisalabad,Punjab,Pakistan.
5-7-11 in bloom
The one on the right was planted about 2 years after the the other. 5-7-11
Picture taken 12 May 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Caesalpinia gilliesii survives our hot, humid summers and cold, wet winters. Not just for the desert.
My Moms bush shes had since I was a kid! in Weatherford, OK
Desert Bird of Paradise at Global Plants Garden Centre in Katikati, New Zealand
It was planted last fall and was maybe 1 foot tall. It grows very fast indeed.