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Cassia grandis, Pink Shower, Coral Shower, Horse Cassia

Cassia grandis

Pink Shower, Coral Shower, Horse Cassia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Central and South America, Amazon
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantEthnomedical plant.
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A medium size semi-deciduous tropical tree having profuse blooms of pink flowers throughout the Spring. It usually blooms earlier (February-April) than many of its common relatives. Has only moderate hardiness, surviving only brief cool spells. Large, hard, black pods up to 3' are produced after flowers fade in summer. The sweet pulp of fruit is edible and used as a laxative.

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Cassia grandis - Red Cassia

Rare red Cassia. A medium size tree having profuse blooms of dark pink to crimson flowers throughout the Spring. It usually blooms earlier (February-April) than many of its common relatives. The sweet pulp of fruit is edible and used as a laxative.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot