A gorgeous small, rounded deciduous tree with a spreading crown, with bark smooth and grey with horizontal markings. The countless flowers are very perfumed and are composed of 5 rounded hairy bracts, which are ovate with sepals of orange-yellow. Fruits are most attractive too, being cylindrical or flattened pods ending in a short, narrow point, which turn finally from green to black.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 20-25 degrees C. Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some may take very much longer so please be patient. Plant out in the open ground in warmer countries or in a large container elsewhere.
Common name:Spectacular cassia, mhomba (Kiswahili), mwenu (Kikuyu); calceolaria shower, cassia, pisabed, yellow shower
Classification:Half hardy tree
Packet Content:8 (Approx)