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Golden Cassia

Cassia closiana

a.k.a. Senna candolleana, Golden Senna, Quebracho, Alcaparra

An evergreen shrub best-known for its amazing golden yellow blooms which brighten the bush in huge numbers for much of the Spring and Summer.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Golden Cassia. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in December 2012.


Bushy tree to 6-10ft. Leaves contain many small leaflets common amongst legumes. The golden yellow flowers are born in large clusters and remain on the bush for several weeks. A slender, woody fruit that can grow to 3-4" follows, containing several hard seeds.


Probably hardy to 20-22F.

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun. Fairly drought hardy once established. Provide supplemental water when young.


By seeds. They can be soaked for 24-48hrs prior to planting. Plant in well-drained soil, keep at 75-85F. Seeds generally take several weeks to germinate.


Planted as an ornamental. Makes a nice shrub for hot and dry regions.

Native Range

Native to Chile.

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