Scientific Name: Senna bicapsularis (L.)Roxb.
Synonym: Cassia bicapsularis, Adipera bicapsularis, Cathartocarpus bicapsularis, Isandrina arborescens, Cassia berterii, Cassia collae, Cassia emarginata, Isandrina emarginata, Cassia inflata, Chamaefistula inflata, Cassia limensis, Cassia sennoides, Cassia spiciflora, Adipera spiciflora
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Frost Tolerance: Generally recovers if killed to the ground by frost
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: South America
Growth Habits: evergreen large shrub, or small tree, fast growing 8 to 12 feet tall (2.4-3.6 m) or more, 8 to 10 feet spread (2.4-3 m); pinnately compound leaves, with three to five pairs of dark green, obovate leaflets, 1.5 inches long (37 mm)
Watering Needs: Light free-draining soils, relatively good salt tolerance
Propagation: Seeds (with boiling water treatment), cuttings
There are a few named cultivar, differing by the flower color
Trim after the plant has finished blooming, to prevent it from sprawling.
Light yellow to deep golden yellow buttercup-shaped flowers, 0.5 inch wide (12 mm), with prominent curved stamens, appearing in large sprays, over a long period in autumn and winter.
Brown slender pods, up to 6 inches long (15 cm)