SelecTree: Tree Detail
GOLD MEDALLION TREE
Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI, City College - San Diego, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Prefers fast draining soil. Requires a moderate amount of water. Seeds are considered poisonous.
Native to Brazil.
Additional Common Names
GOLD MEDALLION TREE, Brazil Pink Shower Tree
Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Spreading Shape.
Has Evergreen to Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 25 feet.
Width: 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Even, Green, No Change, Evergreen to Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Legume, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 15, 16, and 20 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cassia leptophylla Tree Record." 1995-2020. Oct 27, 2020.
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