Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Caesalpinia mexicana is a beautiful evergreen, everblooming tree for sub-tropical gardens. The yellow flowers appear in masses to virtually cover the tree in early spring and then continue to appear on new growth throughout the rest of the year. The flowers have a very sweet fragrance if you stick your nose right into the blossom.
The leaves are bipinnately compound and 6-8 inches in length, giving the foliage a soft appearance.
Hummingbirds are supposed to be attracted to the flowers.