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Cassia abbreviata

Cassia abbreviata | Sjambok pod, Long-tail cassia | Sjambokpeul | Plant it in a small garden

Cassia abbreviata | Sjambok pod | Sjambokpeul | Yellow flowers in profusion followed by sjambok-like fruit. | Kruger National Park

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small or even very small garden. Plant this tree for its bright yellow, showy flowers which are often born in profusion. Its sjambok-like pods remain on the tree for a long time, attracting seed eating birds. Sjambok pod's fresh-green spring leaves and flowers will add to the beauty and uniqueness of your garden.

Cassia abbreviata

Sjambok pod

Sjambokpeul

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It is mildly sensitive (min. temperature -0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Small: 6m high; 4m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

No

  • It's leaf growth is

deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

medium

  • It's roots are

non-aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Drought tolerant

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on the same tree

  • Birds?

Seed eaters

None

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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