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Caesalpinia Granadillo

Bridal Veil


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Bridal veil tree description

The Caesalpinia Granadillo, commonly known as the Bridalveil tree, is a medium-size tree that generally reaches a height of 30 feet and develops an open crown with a characteristic round to vase shape as a result of its upright spreading branches. Belonging to the Fabaceae family, it is native to Venezuela and widely popular in Central and South America. Plus, the granadillo tree performs great in Florida as it thrives in tropical and subtropical climates, typically in moist, lowland forests and riverbanks.

Further reasons that make the bridalveil tree a Florida match are its high drought tolerance and the fact that it enjoys full sun. It is becoming quite popular, especially in South Florida, where the recommended USDA hardiness zones are 10B through 11.

Caesalpinia Granadillo Tree

The most noticeable characteristic of this tree is its foliage, which resembles the delicate embroidery of a bridal veil, hence its common name. This evergreen tree is known for its pinnately compound leaves, which means that each leaf is composed of multiple smaller leaflets arranged in a feather-like pattern along the central stem, which are arranged alternately along the branches of the tree, contributing to the tree’s unique appearance and identity.

Moreover, during the summer and fall, the bridal veil tree in Florida brightens up with beautiful yellow flowers, adding to its appeal along with its bark. Which is also quite remarkable, as it peels off in thin strips to reveal an unusual mottled pattern of green and gray blotches. And although it typically has a multi-trunk growth habit, you can also find it in a standard single-trunk form. For further Caesalpinia Granadillo tree specifications, please check our chart.

Best Landscape Applications for the Bridalveil Tree

Its round, vase-like canopy creates the perfect space for shade, and finally, it has also proven to be the ideal ornamental plant. The average spread of mature trees varies from 25 to 35 feet. Proven to be great for parks and urban landscaping around Florida, its feathery foliage creates the best dappled shade, masterfully playing between the breeze, sun, and shadow, becoming a true landscape wonder. Besides, roots aren’t invasive, which makes them perfect for entrances, promenades, side lawns, parkways, or other spaces where they will draw attention without crowding the landscape. Plus, its attractive smooth, thin, peeling, and mottled exfoliating bark displays various shades of tan, green, gray, and brown. Pairing up perfectly with the light green foliage and becoming even more eye-catching.

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The bridal veil grows in a range of soil types that are well-drained. It has no pests or diseases of concern, making it a great fit for south Florida and the Caribbean. You can certainly find them at our nursery as we grow the Caesalpinia Granadillo from 25 gallons, 45 gallons, 65 gallons, 100 gallons, 200 gallons, and 300 gallons, as a single trunk (STD) or multi-trunk. 

If you need further product information or want to contact us regarding our portfolio you can email us at [email protected], schedule a visit at our headquarters 24605 SW 192 Ave Homestead, Fl 33031 or call us at 305-245-6886.

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Additional information

Common Name

Bridal Veil

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native



Flowering Season


Salt Tolerance

Low Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

Moderate Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Moderate Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color



Wide Canopy

Plant Type



25 gal., 45 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.