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Cassia fistula, golden shower tree, is a deciduous to semi-deciduous flowering tree with spectacular bright yellow cascades of flowers is spring or summer in warm areas. The flowers are sweetly perfumed. It has lerge mid green leaves. It is a tropical to sub tropical plant, where it will do best, though it can also perform well in temperate areas in a warm spot.
Best in full sun with a moist well drained soil. It is relatively drought tolerant once established. It can be subject to borers.
This plant has a purgative action if ingested.
Propagation is from seed. Seed is produced prolifically in warm areas, and has the potential to become a weed problem.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer
The flowers are sweetly scented
Maximum height: 15 metres
Minimum height: 8 metres
Maximum width: 8 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.5-7.5
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.