Desert Cassia (Senna polyphylla)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8 - 10'
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Containers: Not suitable for containers

blooms with hummingbird watching for insects

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By Sharon on October 29, 2011

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Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 18, 2011 6:22 PM

Just a lovely small tree. It blooms off & on all year long. This tree is never still or silent. The bees are always humming in its flowers and butterflies dancing from branch to branch providing constant movement even on the most still of days. Good xeri plant and excellent accent tree. Terrific for small yards or limited spaces. Will take a hit from unseasonable winters so it's best to place it in a protected location.

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