Cassia fistula 2
Cassia fistula 2

Cassia fistula
(Golden Shower)
(Purging Cassia)
(Golden Chain Tree)
(Indian Laburnum)
(Pudding Pie Tree)
Bactyrilobium fistula
Cassia bonplandiana
Cassia fistuloides
Cassia rhombifolia
Cathartocarpus excelsus
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: India
Type: Deciduous Tree

Typical Height: 30’-40’
(9.0 – 12.0mts)
Typical Spread: 15’-20’
(4.5 – 6.0mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Wind Tolerance: Medium
Foliage Color: Green      
Flower Color: Yellow
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: Poisonous
Family: Fabaceae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Pinnately compound
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
7G (4’-6’OA / 2.5'SP / 1.25”C)
15G (6’-8’OA / 3'SP / 1.5”C)
25G (8’-10’OA / 4'SP / 2.5”C)
45G (10’-12’OA / 5'SP / 3”C)
FG (16’-20’OA)

Typical planting distance:
(4.5 – 6.0mts)

Common Uses: Flowering Tree, Residence, Boulevards, Medians
Category: Flowering Tree

Notes: Very attractive when in flower; This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds; Flowers are fragrant

+ In this Photo:
Cassia fistula
(Golden Shower)
Flowers close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
August 2015
Florida USA

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