Botanical Name: Senna bicapsularis
 Common Name: Butterfly Cassia, Winter Cassia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

Brown

 

Fruit Season

Winter, Spring

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Average

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Tropical, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Fall

 

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Patio, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

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Large evergreen shrub or small tree grows quickly to 12' x 10'. Leaves are dark green and oval shaped. Butter-yellow flowers with curved stamens resemble butterflies appear fall through winter. Accepts full sun. Prune after blooming to remove seed pods and to help maintain shape. Will recover if killed to the ground by frost. Native to South America.