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GLAUCOUS CASSIA
Senna surattensis

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Photo Locations: Quail Arboretum - Encinitas, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop, and are susceptible to breakage. Flowers throughout the year. Attracts butterflies. Can grow to 25 feet in tropical habitat.

Native to Marqueas, India, and Sri Lanka.

Family: Fabaceae

Synonyms

Cassia surattensis

Additional Common Names

GLAUCOUS CASSIA, GLOSSY SHOWER, SCRAMBLED EGG PLANT, SUNSHINE TREE

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 12 - 15 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 19 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Senna surattensis Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/senna-surattensis >

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