A Cassia bakeriana x fistula, commonly known as an Apple Blossom Tree, is a small, compact tree that produces beautiful white and off-white flowers. This deciduous tree, which grows between 10 and 20 feet tall, loves the sun and should be planted in full, direct sunlight. It will thrive with regular watering and is considered to be very wind resistant due to its flexible branches.
Apple Blossom Trees make a perfect choice for small yards and patios and also make a wonderful container plant. Since they are native to USDA Zones 9-11, they can handle mild winter climates, allowing them to bloom all year round and even in the winter. Gardeners living in colder regions may be able to grow and care for this striking tree in a pot or greenhouse.
These trees are attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and when in full bloom, the attractive blossoms produce an impressive display. As one of the most versatile flowering trees, it makes a wonderful backdrop for a garden and adds texture to any landscape.
The Apple Blossom Tree is a beautiful addition to any outdoor space and provides a lovely array of colorful, fragrant blossoms all year long. Its easy care and flexibility make it a great choice for gardeners of all levels and experience.