Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A stunning cassia

This eye candy is Cassia bakeriana, and it's causing quite a stir in the neighborhood. The individual blooms are large and they have the same coloring as apple blossom -- as two neighbors have already noted.

She's a fast grower; I only planted her three years ago, and it's getting on for 20'. I suspect it won't do well in a hurricane.

Still, we can enjoy her while she lasts.


Anonymous said...

i have a rainbow cassia similar to this and it did fine in hurricane wilma, not the case with other trees i had

Terra Mirabilis said...

Thanks for your comment. Do come back! Actually, I have a better post about this cassia from May, this year at http://terramirablilis.blogspot.com/2010/05/ladies-and-gentlemen-introducing-cassia.html. A friend, a tree surgeon, told me that once cassias are established, they do well in storms, so that's good.

I'd never heard of the rainbow cassia, so I Googled it. Wow! Stunning! When does it flower?