Home | Garden Plants | Herbs_and_Spices | Medical plants | Aromatic Plants | Tropical Coast Shores | Site Map | Links


Cassia fistula

Golden shower tree
Trengguli Leguminosaceae

Cassia fistula, Golden shower tree, Trengguli

Cassia fistula, Golden shower tree, Trengguli

Native to tropical Asia, this widely cultivated species is a deciduous to semi-evergreen tree that can grow to around 60 ft (18 m) high though often only half that height or less in cultivation.
It has pinnate leaves made up of 3 to 8 pairs of large leaflets.
In summer it produces large, drooping clusters of , fragrant pale yellow flowers.
It can be grown in a sheltered position .
Cultivation: Cassias grow under a wide range of conditions, but most prefer well-drained soil and a sunny position.
Propagation is from pre-soaked seed or from cuttings.