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PINKSHOWER TREE
Cassia javanica

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Photo Locations: Foster Botanical garden - Honolulu, HI

General Notes

This species requires ample space in planting strips. The root system is nonaggressive, but branches can be brittle and the profuse fruit require cleanup. The seeds can be used for leis. Cassia javanica has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of -1 (Low Risk), and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/cassia-javanica/.

Native to India to the Philippines.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

PINK SHOWER TREE, JAVA CASSIA, APPLE BLOSSOM TREE, RAINBOW SHOWER TREE, BURMESE-SENNA, JAVANESE CASSIA, PINK CASSIA, APPLE BLOSSOM SHOWER, PINK AND WH

Tree Characteristics

Erect, Spreading or Weeping Low or High Canopy.

Spreading Shape.

Has Partly Deciduous foliage.

Height: 35 feet.

Width: 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Pinnately Compound with Ovate Leaflets, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Partly Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Pink or White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Green, Brown Legume, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Brown, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers, Dry Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Weak.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree, Shade Tree, Flowering Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cassia javanica Tree Record." 1995-2020. Sep 29, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cassia-javanica >

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