Bird-of-paradise Shrub (Gilliesii) is generally described as
a perennial tree or shrub or vine.
not native to the U.S. (United States)
and has its most active growth period in the
Bird-of-paradise Shrub (Gilliesii) has
dark green foliage and
white flowers, with
an abuncance of
conspicuous black fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
retained year to year.
Bird-of-paradise Shrub (Gilliesii) has a
long life span relative to most other plant species and a
slow growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Bird-of-paradise Shrub (Gilliesii) will reach up to
35 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Bird-of-paradise Shrub (Gilliesii) is usually not commercially available except under contract. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, cuttings, seed.
It has a
moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
high tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA