Care for a Cassia Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Punta Gorda, Fl
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Question by mjc1030
August 1, 2010
I was just given a yellow Cassis Tree. I was told it would attract butterflies. When should I fertilize and what type of fertilizer should I use. Thank you

Answer from NGA
August 1, 2010
Winter Cassia or Butterfly tree is so named because the flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies. The leaves are a favorite food for the larvae of sulphur and white butterflies. The plant, a member of the Royal Poinciana family, can be found in almost all the tropical areas of the world. You can keep your tree small with heavy pruning after it has finished flowering. Plant it in full sunshine, give it regular water, and feed it each spring with a 10-10-10 time release fertilizer. Enjoy your new tree!

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