The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Cassia fistula - Golden Shower Tree


Cassia fistula - Golden Shower Tree (Cassia fistula - Golden Shower Tree)

This spectacular tree is growing in San Diego. It had thousands of seed pods on it. During summer I will take pics of this tree which is extremely spectacular when in flower. Photo taken March 27, 2018.



Comments on this photo

 

Some of these are planted around San Jose. "If I had the room.no.5,869."

29 Mar, 2018

 

Stan,

It's highly doubtful it's Cassia fistula. It's most likely Cassia leptophylla. This tree will not tolerate the wet, cold soil of the SF Bay Area in the winter.

29 Mar, 2018

 

Wonderful shape cant wait to see it in flower you had nt better forget lol

30 Mar, 2018

 

I know, I'll to set a reminder for July - Sept when it blooms. I have posted some pics of this tree flowering, already. Never this one that I discovered a few months ago.

31 Mar, 2018

 

You better have lol I shall wait until September then

31 Mar, 2018

 

I'll most likely go back the beginning of July. It should be flowering by then. :>))

Here's some photos I took a while back.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/258572-cassia-fistula-golden-shower-tree-in-san-diego-ca

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/296035-cassia-fistula-golden-shower-tree-flowering-in-san-diego-ca

1 Apr, 2018

 

It must look fabulous in full flower if the photos you put links to are any indication! ?

I thought it looked very much like our "Golden Rain" tree which flowers in May here in the UK. Then I did a search on Wikipedia & one of the alternative names for "Golden Showers" was "Golden Rain"! But the period of flowering didn't seem the same as here.

When I looked up your first link I saw 3d commenting on how much it looks like our Laburnum, which it does, then I remembered that was the name for our "Golden Rain" tree.?

1 Apr, 2018

 

Koelreuteria paniculata or Golden Rain tree grows here, also. It's not as common as Koelreuteria elegans, which is a much more tender tree. Koelreuteria elegans naturalizes in many areas of San Diego, CA.

Another common name for Cassia fistula is Indian Laburnum. It does look a lot like Laburnum anagyroides. They're in the same family. Cassia fistula is a very tropical tree, though.

2 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks Andy I shall take a peek.

2 Apr, 2018

 

I think you've posted comments on those pics in the past. I can't remember, though. :>))

2 Apr, 2018

 

lol yes one of them I did

3 Apr, 2018

 

LOL! I thought so.

4 Apr, 2018

 

?

4 Apr, 2018



Comment on this photo


Pictures by Delonix1
5967 of 6236

  • Img_3762
  • Img_3789

What else?

See who else is growing Cassia fistula - Golden Shower Tree.

See who else has plants in genus Cassia.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Oct, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    26 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Jun, 2010