Golden Shower Tree / Cassia fistula - Seeds

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Golden Shower / Cassia fistula Tree - Seeds

Quantity: 30 Bulk Seeds

Flower Color: Yellow

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Quantity: 30 Bulk Seeds

Height: 30-40 ft.

Spacing: 15-20 ft.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Color: Bright Yellow

Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer

Foliage: Deciduous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium
Scarify seed before sowing

Uses:
Popular as an ornamental in warm regions, particularly as a street tree.

How to grow?
1. Choose any fertile soil landscape that basks in at least 10 hours of direct sunlight daily. Avoid any spot where the soil remains soggy after rain. Once established with far-reaching roots, the golden shower tree tolerates considerable drought without ill.

2. Lay a 2- to 3-inch bed of organic mulch under the tree over the root zone. The tree's root zone extends from the trunk to 10 or 20 feet beyond the farthest reach of the branch tips. The mulch shades the soil from summer heat, conserves moisture and helps eliminate weeds. Maintain this mulch layer annually, replenishing it as the mulch decomposes.

3. Water the tree freely during the heat of spring through fall when the plant actively grows with new leaves and stem length. Supplement natural rainfall as needed to keep the soil moist. Droughts during the summer growing season retards growth and may cause premature leaf drop or branch die-back.

4. Apply a general, well-balanced fertilizer annually according to Barwick. A 10-10-10 formula suffices; follow product label directions to determine the amount of fertilizer to use based on the golden shower tree's size. Scatter the granules evenly over the root zone, allowing them to nestle among the mulch particles. If you have sandy soil, the fertilizer must have micronutrients in the formulation.

5. Withhold watering or any irrigation in fall and winter months, allowing only natural rain (if any) to moisten the soil. Ideally, the cool winter temperatures and dry soil causes roughly one-half to two-thirds of the leaves to drop away. The more intensive the winter drought, the more profuse the flowering display in spring once irrigation, spring warmth and natural rains increase.

Tips: Prune away any dead or damaged branches any time of year. Use a hand pruners and make cuts 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch above a lower branch junction, leaf or dormant bud. A loppers works better on branches larger than 3/4 inch in diameter. If you prune to shape the tree or remove low or awkwardly angled branches, wait until early summer to prune.

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