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Cassia fistula (Golden shower tree, Cassia)

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Plant description

cassia fistula golden shower tree flower

cassia fistula golden shower tree

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.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer

Scent

The flowers are sweetly scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 15 metres
Minimum height: 8 metres

Maximum width: 8 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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