Senna multijuga, Cassia multijuga, False Sicklepod

Senna multijuga, Cassia multijuga

False Sicklepod
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Brazil, Guyana
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Senna multijuga, also known as False Sicklepod, is a small to medium-sized tree native to Brazil and Guyana. The tree can reach a height of 10 to 20 feet and has a rounded, wide crown. It is characterized by pinnate leaves composed of 5-15 pairs of leaflets and yellow or orange showy flowers. It attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds and blooms in spring and summer throughout the year.

Senna multijuga is relatively easy to care for and does not require much water. It is moderately drought-tolerant and needs well-drained soil. This type of shrub can withstand extreme temperatures, is cold hardy, and can tolerate temperatures reaching 30s degrees Fahrenheit for a short period of time and also freezes for a few hours. Those living in USDA Zones 10-12 will find it easy to grow and maintain this small tree. In colder regions it can be grown in pot.

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