Cassia artemisioides     
Feathery cassia   
Fabaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: upright, rounded, feather shrub
yellow flowers
flower detail
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 4-6ft with equal spread; fast growth rate
Leaves: pinnately compound, needle-like leaflets, light green or silvery look; feathery effect
Flowers: small (2/4in diameter), yellow, pea-like, solitary; bloom from December to May; bloom is profuse, covering entire plant
Fruit: 2-4in long papery pod; numerous
Stems/Trunks: delicately texture branches; silver when young maturing to gray
Range/Origin: Australia
Hardiness: some damage in low 20s; young plants more vulnerable

close-up of leaf
leaf detail


Feathery cassia bush in bloom
Cassia artemisioides in bloom

also Senna artemisioides (Feathery senna)
form is best when kept at lower water levels

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