Scientific Name: Caesalpinia mexicana
Common Names: Mexican Holdback, Tabachin Tree, Tabachín del Monte, Mexican Bird of Paradise
Native to Southern Texas, Mexico, and Baja. Blooms are fragrant racemes 3 to 6 inches long. Thrives in heat blooming frequently.
Fine textured leaves are alternate, bipinnate, oval leaflets. Seeds are poisonous.
In tropical Mexico, the tree can grow to 15 feet.
Bloom Color(s): red, yellow, orange
Bloom Height: to 6 in.
Plant Width: to 8 ft.
Plant Height: to 15 ft.
Leaf Retention: evergreen
Bloom Period: March to September
Plant Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Tree,Shrub
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