Cassia gets its common name from its striking upright flower clusters that resemble candlesticks held above the foliage. The intricate foliage and unusual blooms add an instant exotic feel to the landscape. Useful as a small tree in warm, frost-free climates.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Provide cassia with a full six hours or more of daily sunlight. Plants remain evergreen in sunny locations where temperatures remain above freezing.
Soil: Cassia tolerates and grows well in most moderate-quality garden soil.
Water: Water garden cassia approximately once a week with 1 to 2 inches of water. Do this for the first year after planting.
Fertilizer: Apply a general, well-balanced fertilizer annually
Temperature: Hardiness 35-40 degrees F. Extensive frost or subfreezing temperatures cause full leaf defoliation.
Pruning: Trim out dead branches or leaves at any time during the growing season.