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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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 Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The National Flower of Barbados. It appears on the Barbados Coat of Arms. References to this flower were recorded as early as 1657. It is a shrub and is often pruned into a low hedge. If untrimmed it grows to a height of 10 to 15 feet. The Pride of Barbados blooms all year round, the more common varieties of caesalpinia are a fiery red and yellow "sunset color" although other variations can be found. The flower has five petals with a yellow margin in a pyramidal inflorescence. Each flower is about 1.5 inches across with five sepals. The ten stamens are long and the pistils project from the center of the flower. The fifth petal is far smaller than the other four. The stamens have colored filaments with anthers at the tips however, the eleventh filament bears a stigma and is the style. The branches a prickly and the leaves are large and doubly compound about one foot long and six inches wide with many small leaflets.


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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Compton', Poinciana pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados, Pink Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence

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Pride of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Flower Fence - bright pink/red flowers, national flower of Barbados. Showy flowers almost year round. Dormant in winter.
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, small plant

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