Golden Rain Tree - Cassia fistula
Cassia fistula is native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia.
The golden rain tree 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 fast growing tree to 10–20 m. The leaves are deciduous and produced in pendulous racemes 20–40 cm long!
Golden rain tree flowers
Widely grown as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical areas. It blooms in late spring. Flowering is profuse, with trees being covered with yellow flowers, many times with almost no leaf being seen. It will grow well in dry climates. Growth for this tree is best in full sun on well-drained soil; it is relatively drought-tolerant and slightly salt-tolerant. It will tolerate light brief frost, but can get damaged if the cold persists.
In Laos, the blooming flowers of cassia fistula known locally as dok khoun are associated with the Lao New Year. People use the flowers as offerings at the temple and also hang them in their homes for the New Year in belief that the flowers will bring happiness and good luck to the households.
Also known as the golden shower, purging cassia, Indian laburnum, golden shower cassia, caña fistula.
Plants for Sale: Seedling Trees - looking fabulous and lush approx 30-40cm tall