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Cassia leptophylla - Gold Medallion Tree


Cassia leptophylla - Gold Medallion Tree (Cassia leptophylla - Gold Medallion Tree)

Cassia leptophylla - Gold Medallion Tree is the most widely planted Cassis species in Southern California. This tree is almost as spectacular as Cassia fistula in bloom with it's 18 inch/47 cm long clusters of flowers cover the whole tree in Summer. This is the reason why they are so over used in San Diego, CA.

These trees are grown by the thousands in 24 inch boxes in Northern San Diego County.



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This tree is growing at the Paradise Point Resort and as you can tell has many long seed pods. This photo was taken Feb. 22, 2009.

25 Feb, 2009

 

have you tried growing them from seed?

25 Feb, 2009

 

Sandra:

They will grow very easily from seed...and as you see they have many seed pods that have several dozen seeds.

In Summer I will post photos of many trees in bloom...to see how spectacular they are.

26 Feb, 2009

 

i'll look forward to it..;-))

26 Feb, 2009

 

Sandra:

Summer is almost here. : > )

27 Feb, 2009

 

this week we have been working outside with only two layers of clothing. lol
much nicer than when the cold stuff was here.
got lots done this week.

27 Feb, 2009

 

This weekend we're expecting low 80's/28 degrees C. temps. It will be perfect yard work weather. I have a lot of yard work to do...it never ends. LOL!

28 Feb, 2009

 

Those pods are fun to make music with. Scrape one along another, hit them together, rattle them, drum them on a table... they're addictive, a cool Earth Day activity for kids, and one tree provides plenty of pods.

24 Mar, 2009

 

Lemo:

Yes, I know. I've taken many of them from street trees in the past...these trees produce so many seed pods. Their pods sound very similar to Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana seed pods - like a Maraca.

24 Mar, 2009



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