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Silvery Cassia, Silver Leaf Cassia
Scientific Name: Cassia phyllodinea R. Br.
Synonym: Senna phyllodinea, Senna artemisioides var. petiolaris
Family: Fabaceae
Silvery Cassia, Silver Leaf Cassia (Cassia phyllodinea)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-24
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 22F (-5C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Central Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, 3 to 6 feet tall (0.9-1.8 m), 4 to 6 feet wide (1.2-1.8 m); silvery grey phyllodes

Watering Needs: Little to moderate watering, look better with some water a couple of times a month in summer in Phoenix, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

As many Acacias, the leaves are reduced to their flattened enlarged petiole, called phylllodes.
Silvery Cassia, Silver Leaf Cassia (Cassia phyllodinea)

Cultural Practices:
Fertilize once a year. Prune after winter and spring flowering, but avoid shearing. Overwatering makes the shrub chlorotic (the leaves turn yellowish)

Blooming Habits:
The Silver Leaf Cassia has yellow buttercup-shaped flowers from December to April. They are followed by flat, compressed seed pods

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