Ornamental shade tree. The fern-like leaves with silvery undersides are partly shed just before the branches are almost hidden by the masses of long, gold-yellow blooms which appear in the late spring. Moderate frost hardy. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Has long been valued for its beautiful timber, used for furniture making. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Average water, needs watering on a regular basis but do not overwater. Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction.