Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinnia pulcherrima)


Pride of Barbados

Caesalpinnia pulcherrima

  • Easy to grow
  • Puts on a vibrant show of color
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Other common name Red Bird of Paradise

The Pride of Barbados is an easy to grow shrub that puts on a colorful show of vibrant orange and red blooms from summer to fall that you have to see to believe. Native to tropical America, botanical name Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a fast growing, semi-evergreen featuring dense growth with delicate fern-like foliage complementing the showy flowers perfectly. And while it’s the Pride of Barbados, it’s also a star here in Texas. Butterflies and hummingbirds flock to the incredibly showy flowers, creating a fun scene everyone will love. The pretty features of this plant are sure to enhance any landscape style and we love to plant them in contemporary, rustic and tropical styles throughout the Houston area.

This beautiful medium-sized accent shrub is a tough, drought tolerant plant that makes an excellent quick screen or border. Plant a row of Pride of Barbados in your landscape for a showy, fine textured screen or informal privacy hedge. They prefer to grow where there is partial to full sun exposures, and once established, will have low to moderate water requirements. Homeowners can shape Caesalpinia pulcherrima into a tree form or shrubby bush form. It responds well to pruning. Feel free to grow in a container and place it anywhere in your landscape that could benefit from its striking red and orange colors and attractive foliage. We love to place them on patios!

This alluring, heat-loving plant is ready to revamp any landscape with color. Speak with any Big Tex professional for placement ideas and we'll be glad to help select the perfect Pride of Barbados for your landscape needs. At Big Tex Tree Nurseries, we grow and nurture the finest Pride of Barbados specimens, grown from our own premium quality specimens!


Large accent shrub

Fast growing

Variety of landscape applications

Blooms Early Summer through Fall