and Senna species
Some Cassia have been reclassified as Senna, but may be still called Cassia in older texts.
More information to come in future updates. meanwhile, check out the following links. Note that some cultivars or species referred to in links may not be commercially available in Australia.
Also, some exotic cassia may be weeds in this country.
More to come in future updates. Meanwhile, you may find more information about this genus in the links below.
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Cassia and Senna in the Landscape
These pictures, which will be added to over time, are meant for to help with identification for types of Cassia/Senna likely to be found in Queensland and ideas for garden use. There won't be much more detailed information added on the website, such content now being directed towards the email publication Get Results Gardening. More information here: calyx.com.au/getresultsgardening.html
Rainbow Shower Tree
Cassia x nealiae is a hybrid between C. javanica x C. fistula. This is not a single variety. Different clones have different flower colours and there are at least four named cultivars in Hawaii. (See the University of Hawaii at Manoa publication ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/OF-42.pdf). The lack of seed pods from these sterile hybrids is an advantage in many landscape applications. Unfortunately, these hybrids are not easy to find for sale in Australia although there is at least one type that is occasionally available.
Colour variations in Rainbow Shower Tree Cassia
in Hawaii. Image courtesy Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental
Rainbow Shower Tree (Cassia
) plant habit in Hawaii. Image courtesy Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental