This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)
The Caesalpinia Granadillo (Bridal Veil) is a moderate-sized tree, which can reach a height of 30 feet (9.14 m). It develops an open rounded to vase-shaped crown of upright spreading branches. Also, the bark is attractive, peeling off in thin strips, creating a mottled pattern of gray and green.
Furthermore, the delicate evergreen leaves are alternate, bipinnate and obovate. The leaflets are under 2 inches (5.08 cm) in length. The small showy yellow flowers are borne in loose bunches giving a striking appearance. Also, the fruits are narrow, dry, hard, persistent pods containing several seeds.
The Caesalpinia Granadillo (Bridal Veil) tree grows from seeds and the growth habit of the roots is not a problem. Bridal veil grows in a range of soil types, providing they are well-drained. It has no pests or diseases of concern. Also, the fine-textured foliage gives the tree its common name. Also its showy flowers, make it ideal as an ornamental plant. Bridal veil can be a standard shade tree, specimen tree, or sidewalk tree. A street tree or residential tree are also great uses. It also can be trained as a lovely bonsai plant.
The Bridal Veil tree is a great addition to any landscape! With a striking slender trunk and a smooth, reddish brown bark that peels off to reveal a creamy to green pale surface. Which go hand in hand with the small oval and bright green leaves, that are arranged in feather-like patterns on slim stems resembling lace as the common name precedes.
In Southern Florida, the Bridalveil tree blooms practically from summer through fall an occasionally into winter, delighting with its bright yellow blooms.
Definitely one of our top trees, specially as a shade tree for side lawns and parkways creating a pleasing accent without crowding the landscape.