Carib Wood, is a shrub or small tree, 10 to 15 feet tall, endemic to the island of Dominica, West Indies.
It is found growing along dry coastal areas. Distribution in the wild is low, but it is an extremely hardy plant. When grown at high elevations, even in good soil, Carib Wood will be bushy but will not flower profusely. Around April, when in full bloom, the plant presents a magnificent spectacle, producing masses of scarlet flowers along the entire length of its slender, leafless branches. As the flowers are shed, new leaves emerge from the stems.