Golden Shower Cassia fistula

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Cassia fistula

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Cassia

Species:

fistula

Common Name:

Golden Shower

Seeds Per Pound:
2,379
Quantity:
0.27 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
14
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
30-60 feet
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10
In Stock: 0.27 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
5.95
1 oz
15.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: file or sand through the outer seedcoat, or , Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 2-4 hours and wash under cold water for 10-15 minutes.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Cassia fistula, known as the golden shower tree and by other names, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae.
* The species is native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia. It ranges from southern Pakistan eastward throughout India to Myanmar and Thailand and south to Sri Lanka. In literature, it is closely associated with the Mullai (forest) region of Sangam landscape
* It is the national tree of Thailand, and its flower is Thailand's national flower. It is also the state flower of Kerala in India and of immense importance amongst the Malayali population
* It is a popular ornamental plant and is also used in herbal medicine.
* The golden shower tree is a medium-sized tree, growing to 10–20 m (33–66 ft) tall with fast growth.
* Various species of bees and butterflies known to be pollinators of Cassia fistula flowers, especially carpenter bees (Xylocopa sp.).
* In Ayurvedic medicine, the golden shower tree is known as aragvadha, meaning "disease killer". The fruit pulp is considered a purgative, and self-medication or any use without medical supervision is strongly advised against in Ayurvedic texts. Though its use in herbalism has been attested to for millennia, little research has been conducted in modern times. more...
Usda description:
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