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GOLD MEDALLION TREE
Cassia leptophylla

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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

General Notes

Prefers fast draining soil. Requires a moderate amount of water. Seeds are considered poisonous.

Native to Brazil.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

GOLD MEDALLION TREE, Brazil Pink Shower Tree

Tree Characteristics

Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Umbrella 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, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen to Partly Deciduous.

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

Brown Pod, 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

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cassia leptophylla Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 17, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cassia-leptophylla >

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