It is rare to find shrubs or trees that blossom in cool weather, and cascalote does not disappoint. Bright, clear yellow flowers appear in spikes at the tips of branches in winter and early spring. This large shrub or small tree looks great near walls or patios in a hot, sunny spot. Blossoms attract hummingbirds. Pretty foliage is dark green and dense on reddish stems. Cascalote is fairly drought-tolerant, but growth is much fuller and faster with frequent irrigation. It makes a bright, lovely accent in landscapes with other low-water shrubs like desert ruellia, Mexican bush sage, and agave.
Light Needs: Full sun.
Watering Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering
Average Landscape Size: Slow growing tree with a height and spread of 15 to 20ft.
Key Features: Frost hardy.
Blooms: Yellow flowers in winter.