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Cassia siamea, Kassod Tree, Siamese Senna

Cassia siamea

Kassod Tree, Siamese Senna
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Southeastern Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow, orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cassia siamea, also known as the Kassod Tree, is a small tree native to Southeastern Asia. When it reaches maturity, they are often 10-20 ft. tall and just as wide, and can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11. The bright yellowish green leaves of the Kassod Tree are pinnate, made up of elliptic leaflets. In the spring, the tree erupts with panicles of yellow and orange flowers, creating a stunning display of color.

The Kassod tree is not only a pleasure to look at, but has a variety of ethnomedical uses, making it a valuable addition to any garden.

When it comes to growing and caring for your Kassod Tree, it's important to know that it thrives best in full sun but will also tolerate semi-shade. It requires regular watering, but don't overdo it! Too much water can stunt the growth of the tree. If you live in an area with temperatures that dip down to the 30s F, the Kassod Tree should be fine when mature, although it may need a bit of protection during the coldest periods. When growing the Kassod Tree in a pot, providing the roots with a bit of extra insulation can be beneficial during cold climates.

Simply put, the Cassia siamea is an excellent addition to any garden that requires minimal upkeep and provides plenty of bright color and ethnomedical uses.


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Cassia siamea - seeds

Kassod Tree, Siamese Senna. Leaves are yellowish green, pinnate and made up of elliptic leaflets. Panicles of yellow flowers bloom from spring to summer. Edible/Medicinal if used properly.
Soak seeds overnight, plant 1/2" deep. Keep warm, in full sun, and damp.
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