Perennial- Winter Cassia
Common Name: Winter Cassia, Butterfly Cassia
Botanical Name: Cassia bicapsularis
Family: Leguminosae, subfamily Caesalpiniaceae
Description: Native to northern South America
Sun: Full sun for best flowering
Water: Water twice per month after plant is established
Soil: Will grow in range mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
Habit and form: Tree or large shrub; grows 10 to 12 feet tall. Leaves are evergreen and fold in when dry.
Flower type: Very showy, resemble golden butterflies
Flower color & bloom season: Bright yellow flowers in late fall through early winter
Uses, if any, for plant and/or flowers: Attractive to bees, butterflies, birds
Pruning time & method: Can trim lower branches for a canopy effect. Pinch back growing tips during summer for bushy effect.
Maintenance tips: Deadhead if you do not want seedlings next year