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Senna corymbosa/Cassia

Senna corymbosa / Senna corymbosa
Tall gangly plant in summer bloom
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Tall gangly plant in summer bloom

Tree form of this cassia

Close-up of golden colored flowers and foliage

Seed capsules


Draping branches under the load of flowers and pods

Seed pods

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Scientific Name: Senna corymbosa
Common Name: Cassia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a gangly shrubby plant that blooms in mid to late summer when few other plants are in flower. It is actually semi-evergreen depending on where the plant is grown. It self-seeds. Hanging bean pods persist for a long time in late fall and winter.