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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
crimson threadflower poinciana
bird of paradise
Caesalpinia can be shrubs, trees or climbing shrubs with evergreen, 2-pinnate leaves and terminal panicles or racemes of 5-petalled flowers with protruding stamens
C. gilliesii is a large evergreen shrub or small tree, with 2-pinnate leaves composed of tiny oblong leaflets, and showy yellow flowers 3cm across, with long crimson stamens
NW Arg., Uruguay
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow outdoors in full sun in a frost-free area in moist but well-drained soil. Under glass grow in loam-based compost in full light. Plants under glass may need a restrictive prune after the first flush of flowers
Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Wall-side Borders
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly and mealybugs
Generally disease free
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