This plant is between 8 and 10 feet tall
Photo by Tami McNally, Florida
Ants are attracted to the plant
Zone 11...Does Great...One of my favorites! Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cassia Alata blooms
This is an amazing small tree. For me in zone 9b it dies back to the ground in winter and comes back each summer. Grows to about 10-15\\\'! So far a real no care plant.
As I stated it dies by in winter and does this in the summer!
I bought this Cassia [Senna] last year in a 1 gal. size pot. It was about 3 feet tall when I bought it. It grew to about 5 feet tall and wide over the summer. It froze back to the ground this winter. It\\\'s now about 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The largest trunks are maybe 3 inches in diameter. It has lots of yellow flowers on it. A very nice specimen tree and also a great butterfly larval food--if you can keep the ants that are on it from eating all the eggs and cats!
macro of flower. Kerrville, TX (Oct 4, 2003)
Took this photo on the way to work at a house belonging to a lady named Lydia . The blooms open from the bottom up and it is still blooming in October. Although the blooms are huge, they look small in the photo because the foliage is so large. (San Antonio, Tx.)
You need to give this plant plenty of room to grow. I do not know how old Lydia's plant is. Still bloomimg in October.(San Antonio, Tx.)
Blooms just opening at the bottom. (San Antonio, Tx.)
Seed pods ... (San Antonio, Tx.)
Winged seed pod, showing seeds. Rio de Janeiro, mid summer.
Part creeping, part erect shrub, this plant sure demands more room than it should. Rio de Janeiro, mid summer.
Close up of the inflorescence. Rio de Janeiro, mid summer.
cant wait for the blooms, its really gaining fast with all the rain we've had!!
One of many Candle plants grown in Hallsville, Texas.
First flowers. In May this plant was 1' tall, it's 9 ' tall and growing. Very fast grower.
Candle Bush, Empress Candle Plant, Candletree, Candelabra Bush (Senna alata) bloom cluster beginning to open; a snout-nose butterfly sipping rain water while staying cool in the shade
Candle Bush, Empress Candle Plant, Candletree, Candelabra Bush (Senna alata) bloom cluster with a snout-nose butterfly sipping rain water while staying cool in the shade ...
Cassia alata - Seed Pod and Seeds
carefree and long blooming oriental medicinal use long blooming june-dec
Senna alata seedlings. Cotyledons and true leaves.
6 inch cutting in Mid May to 6.5 x 7ft tall/wide tree early July. Just 2 months!! Note the folded leaves, night photo. More to come.
Shows branching and width at 2 months from cutting
Baby brother, was air layered and removed from larger original cutting. Rooted and removed in less than two weeks.
Seven Golden Candlesticks in Singapore, December 1994
This is at my neighbor's house...can't wait for seeds to come!
Candle Bush (Senna alata) habit ... Photo (color adjusted by htop) courtesy of Forest and Kim Starr. Hana Hwy Kailua, Maui, Hawaii. January 07, 2005.
Candle Bush (Senna alata) habit ... Photo (color adjusted by htop) courtesy of Forest and Kim Starr. Hana Hwy Kailua, Maui, Hawaii. February 9, 2004.
A young Candle Bush (Senna alata) ... Photo (color adjusted by htop) courtesy of Forest and Kim Starr. Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. April 08, 2004.
Looking upwards at a CANDLE BUSH. Grown in a mostly shaded area - it has reached 8-9 feet tall so far. It's more tree-like in this environment.
Cassia Alata - this is ONE BUSH - started from a single seed about 3 years ago - now easily 10' high and 15'-20' across
Cassia Alata - Blooms late summer to frost in Central Florida; Mostly hardy here although sometimes not. Blooms 1st year from seed.
Two years old in pot in the sun
closeup young leaf unfurling
This has grown 9 feet in 5 months! In full bloom Sept 4th, 2011
This plants attracts numerous bees, butterflies and hummingbirds every year.
Sofia, Bulgaria, 2300 feet AMSL, zone 6b (admittedly). End of winter.
Photo courtesy of, copyright of Jim Bishop, a Landscape Designer, from San Diego, California