Botanical Name: Caesalpinia cacalaco
 Common Name: Cascalote
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

12-25'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

Red

 

Fruit Season

Spring

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

 

Location Uses

Background, Parking Strip, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Screen, Wind Break, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Small tree or large shrub to about 15' x15'. Branches are armed with medium thorns. These plants will bloom profusely between winter & spring with showy yellow flowers on dense spikes, depending on the coldness of winter. Seed pods are reddish & attractive. Native to Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 20 F.