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Cassia leptophylla (Gold medallion tree)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
7.5m
Max height
9m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cassia leptophylla

Other names

Gold medallion tree

Genus

Cassia Cassia

Species

C. leptophylla - C. leptophylla is a tender, open, spreading, semi-evergreen tree bearing pinnate leaves with ovate, mid- to dark green leaves and upright racemes of fragrant, bright yellow flowers in summer followed by long, dark brown, cylindrical seed pods.


Cassia leptophylla is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Open branches, Spreading

Toxicity

Seeds are toxic if ingested.

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 in early spring. May need restrictive pruning if grown under glass. Height may be shorter if grown under glass or in colder climates.

Propagation

Sow seed at 18-21C in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Cassia leptophylla (Gold medallion tree) will reach a height of 7.5m and a spread of 9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Sub-Tropical, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light. In growth, water freely & feed monthly. Top dress or pot on in spring. In frost-free areas, grow outdoors in moderately fertile, deep, well-drained soil in sun. Drought tolerant once established. Tends to drop older leaves in winter or drought.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor heated (H1)

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Botanical name

Cassia leptophylla

Other names

Gold medallion tree

Genus

Cassia Cassia

Species

C. leptophylla - C. leptophylla is a tender, open, spreading, semi-evergreen tree bearing pinnate leaves with ovate, mid- to dark green leaves and upright racemes of fragrant, bright yellow flowers in summer followed by long, dark brown, cylindrical seed pods.

Native to

Brazil

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Open branches, Spreading

Toxicity

Seeds are toxic if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 in early spring. May need restrictive pruning if grown under glass. Height may be shorter if grown under glass or in colder climates.

Propagation

Sow seed at 18-21C in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cassia leptophylla (Gold medallion tree) will reach a height of 7.5m and a spread of 9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Sub-Tropical, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light. In growth, water freely & feed monthly. Top dress or pot on in spring. In frost-free areas, grow outdoors in moderately fertile, deep, well-drained soil in sun. Drought tolerant once established. Tends to drop older leaves in winter or drought.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11, Zone 10

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