Red Bird of Paradise is a member of the
Pea Family. It
takes the form of a large irregular shrub and
height and 6 feet in width. It has
green leaves with 7 - 15 pairs of leaflets that grow on alternate sides
of the stem to 14 inches in length.
The plant is used in landscaping throughout Phoenix at elevations
between sea level and 2500 feet.
The Red Bird of Paradise is not
native to Arizona, it originated in Central America, Northwestern
South America, and the West Indies.
The Red Bird of Paradise blooms between March -
September forming bright red, orange and yellow flowers with long red
stamens to 5" in length.