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Crown of Gold Tree
Scientific Name: Cassia excelsa Schrad.
Synonym: Senna spectabilis var. excelsa, Cassia fastigiata
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 12-13,19-27
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Brazil, Ecuador

Growth Habits: Semievergreen medium-sized tree, Fast growing to 25 to 30 feet tall and wide (7.5-9 m); smooth gray trunk; branchlets and petioles pubescent; pinnate compound leaves, 10 to 20 pairs of leaflets

Watering Needs: Regular to moderate, moderately drought tolerant, nees good drainage

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Bright yellow flowers, about 1 inch long (2.5 cm), above the leaves in showy flower clusters, 6 to 16 inches long (15-40 cm) in late summer and early fall.

Fruiting Habits:
Seeds are borne in cylindrical pods, up to 6 inches long (15 cm) and 0.5 inches wide.

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