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Senna polyphylla, Cassia biflora, Cassia microphylla,Cassia polyphylla, Cassia tenuissima, Peiranisia polyphylla, Desert Cassia

Senna polyphylla, Cassia biflora, Cassia microphylla,Cassia polyphylla, Cassia tenuissima, Peiranisia polyphylla

Desert Cassia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Bahamas
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A small tree with a beautiful cascading habit, tiny leaves, suitable for pot culture and bonsai. This early bloomer produces 1" yellow flowers. Flowers: fall to spring. Excels in toughest conditions, chosen as plant of the year in 1999 by the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Associations. The desert cassia requires little to no care and is drought tolerant. Propagated from seed. There are no pests or diseases associated with this tree. Attracts butterflies. Other names: Cassia biflora, Cassia marginata, Cassia microphylla, Cassia polyphylla, Cassia tenuissima, Peiranisia polyphylla


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