The Tree Story
Golden Sunburst (Self Image Grower) – Caesalpinia pulcherrima
This small tree makes up for its humble stature by producing astonishingly beautiful flowers. Their stamens are as much as 4 inches long, reaching up to be admired, and their showy scarlet and golden florescence are breath taking. They reach out and upward as if saying, “Am I not the fairest one of all?”
This is an old plant indigenous this area, originally called the “Acacia of Istanbul.” They are now found in gardens as well in many wild places of the maquis.