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Senna artemisioides subsp. petiolaris/Silver Leaf Cassia, Woody Cassia

Senna artemisioides subsp. petiolaris / Senna artemisioides subsp. petiolaris
Large specimen shrub growing in a southern California botanical garden in January
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Large specimen shrub growing in a southern California botanical garden in January

An abundance of yellow flowers

Old seed pods

A branch of flowers and developing seed pods

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Scientific Name: Senna artemisioides subsp. petiolaris
Common Name: Silver Leaf Cassia, Woody Cassia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This shrub is best adapted to the warm, dry regions of the country. It produces an abundance of yellow flowers in winter and spring followed by green seed pods that eventually turn brown. The silvery-gray foliage is quite distinctive. Provide a well-drained soil and full sunlight for best results.