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Gold Medallion Tree
Scientific Name: Cassia leptophylla Vogel
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 21-25,27
USDA: 10-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Brazil

Growth Habits: Semi-evergreen tree, fast growing to 20 to 25 feet tall (6-7.5 m) or more, 15 to 20 feet spread (4.5-6 m); reddish brown bark slightly furrowed; green, pinnate leaves, 12 to 18 inches long (30-45 cm), 9 to 14 pairs of narrow leaflets 1.5 to 2.5 inches long (4-6 cm), 0.5-0.1 inch wide (12-25 mm)

Watering Needs: Low water needs, drought tolerant, needs a well-drained soil

Propagation: Seeds

Trees need pruning when they are young to control shape.

Blooming Habits:
Deep yellow flowers 2 to 3 inches wide (5-7.5 cm) in 6 to 10 inches long (15-25 cm) rounded terminal clusters containing 30 to 50 flowers The Gold Medallion Tree blooms in summer with occasional flowers later. Prune after flowering.

Fruiting Habits:
Straight green pods, generally 4-angled, 6-28 inches long (15-70 cm). They turn dark brown, woody and twisting when mature. As they fall, they create a litter problem.

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