Cassia javanica, also known as Java Cassia, Pink Shower, Apple Blossom Treeand Rainbow Shower Tree.
Pre-treatment: hot water treatment is required.
Quantity: 5 grams per pack.
Germination Rate: Min.60%.
Cassia javanica reaches a mature height of 30 to 40 foot high with a canopy of 25 to 35 feet. Both of the named cassias are excellent container patio plants, if placed in 22 gallon and up pots. Commonly called the Apple blossom shower tree, or Pink Shower tree. This species is a bit more hardy and can withstand some light frost when the tree reaches a size of about 10 feet or more. It grows a bit slower than cassia grandis, but the blossoms are just as beautiful. It is known to cross in the wild with Cassia fistula, which will then produce the tree calledCassia X nealie. It typically blooms in late April to early May.
Leaves with 5-15(-20) pairs of leaflets, petiole 1.5-4 cm long, leaflets elliptical-ovate to oblong, 2.5-5 cm x 1.5-2.5 cm, base broadly rounded, apex acute or rounded to obtuse.
Inflorescence a raceme or panicle, terminal on leafy shoots or lateral on short side branches, up to 16 cm long, many-flowered; flowers with sepals 4-10 mm long, green to dark red, petals 15-35 mm long, whitish to reddish or buff, stamens 10, 3 longer ones with filaments 2 cm long, 4 shorter with filaments about 1 cm long and 3 reduced wih filaments about 1 cm long and minute anthers.
Fruit pendent, terete, 20-60 cm long, 1-1.5(-2.5) cm in diameter, indehiscent.