Cassia – Ornamental Plant of the Week for September 8, 2014

Richard Bogren, Owings, Allen D.

cassia alta

Cassia, now more commonly called by the scientific name of Senna, is a great fall-flowering large shrub-like plant for Louisiana.

Cassia splendida is usually the tallest-growing of the several species – making a 10- to 12-foot-tall tree. It is common to see them 12-15 feet tall in the more southern portions of the state.

These are abundant fall bloomers – from October through mid-December most years.

Cassia alata is another popular variety that’s commonly called candlestick tree.

Allen Owings
Rick Bogren

9/6/2014 1:39:52 AM
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