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Crown of Gold Tree

Cassia excelsa

Bright-yellow flowered ornamental known for its glowing flowers clusters which blanket the tops and ends of branches, imparting a crown-like color effect.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Crown of Gold Tree. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in December 2013.


Medium sized tree to about 30ft. Flowers clusters grow to 18", and usually bloom during summer and fall. Brown, woody fruit pods follow a few months later and grow to 6".


Hardy to approximately 22-25F. Sunset Zones: 16+ USDA: 9+

Growing Environment

Will grow in full-sun or part shade. Provide moderate water, but the tree will stand some drought. Needs adequate drainage.


By seeds.


Typically grown as an ornamental for its flowers.

Native Range

Native to Brazil and Ecuador.

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