Cassia Cassia fistula

shrub of the family Fabaceae - subfamily Caesalpinia
(Judas tree, Bauhinia, Carob tree, Cassia, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Locust tree, Tamarind)  

Origin: India
Shape: broad upright.
Height: 8-10 m
Soil: freshly, drained, a bit fertile, sour or neutral or alkaline
Site: exposed to sunlight.
Leaves: deciduous, pinnate.
Flowers: in bunch, yellow, appearing at the end of spring or the beginning of the summer.
Propagation: by seedling, or cutting under a plastic sheet or in another confined space in summer.

Usage: the pulp of the fruit is a laxative. The bark is rich in tannin.


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