Golden Cassia is a beautiful tree mainly planted to beautify parks and lanes. Botanical name is Cassia spectabilis belonging to family Leguminosae. The other common names are Dilaw, Scented Shower, Cassia.
It is a native of Central America and the tropical regions of South America. This perennial tree grows fast to a height of 15 to 20 feet
with equal crown spread. The bark is smooth grey bark and termite resistant.
The green leaves are alternate, oblong and have a fuzzy underside. The length of the leaf blade is 2 to 4 inches. The flowers are golden
yellow and bloom in dense racemes up to two feet long. The flowers are 1.5 inches wide.
Golden Cassia blooms during late summer and autumn and it is a spectacular sight.
The fruits are brown, long, cylindrical flattened pods around 6 to 12 inches long.
Bees are the main pollinators of this tree.
Shade, soil fertility improvement, fixes Nitrogen, mulching, fuel, tools and ornamental.
Propagation is by seeds. Place the seeds in boiling water and allow them to soak for 24 hours before sowing. Plant the saplings in full sun in well-drained soil.
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