SENNA corymbosa

Commonly known as Cassia corymbosa

Pinnate yellowish-green leaves and corymbs of up to 20 golden-yellow flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves 40-90cm (16-36in) long, with 6-8 oblong-lance-shaped leaflets.
  • Yellow
    Golden yellow
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Fast-growing erect to spreading shrub or small tree. Pea-like flowers, 2cm (¾in) across, are produced in axillary corymbs 10cm (4in) across
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
    Use loam-based compost (JI N0.2) in full light and moderate humidity
  • Full sun

SENNA corymbosa

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be grown in a container in summer and brought into the warmth in winter. Tolerates pruning to shape.Attracts pollinators.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Argentina, Uruguay.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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Senna corymbosa - Growing Guide
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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