Senna polyphylla /Desert Cassia

Senna polyphylla   / Senna polyphylla
Grown as a standard small tree
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Scientific Name: Senna polyphylla
Common Name: Desert Cassia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This cassia makes a small tree that is tolerant to droughty conditions and requires lttle care. It is supposedly hardy only to zone 9, but with the recent warmer winters it has survived in the lower part of zone 8 as have other cassias that tolerate little cold weather. It makes an excellent container plant that requires less frequent watering than most and can be moved indoors when freezing temperature are expected. It produces yellow flowers in late winter and early spring.