SelecTree: Tree Detail

PHEASANT WOOD
Senna siamea

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Photo Locations: Maui, HI

General Notes

This plant is weedy. We do not recommend planting it in Hawai’i.

Pheasant wood is widely used as a reforestation tree, fuelwood, windbreak, shade tree for coffee plantings, and as an ornamental. The hard wood is used in carving. Senna siamea has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 10 (High Risk).

Native to Myanmar and Thailand.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

PHEASANT WOOD, KASSOD TREE, CASSOD TREE, SIAMESE CASSIA, CASSIA TREE, THAILAND SHOWER

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading Low or High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 15 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Pinnately Compound, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

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

Bark Gray, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in 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.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Poisonous Health Hazard.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Flowering Tree, Shade Tree.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Senna siamea Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/senna-siamea >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.