Feathery cassia

Senna artemisioides

Description

As the name implies, feathery cassia is a soft textured evergreen shrub growing 3-6 ft. tall and as wide. Foliage is comprised of finely divided gray-green leaves; intense yellow flowers cover the plant in mid winter to early spring for a striking floral display.

Native to Australia, feathery cassia is widely planted as a flowering accent shrub in drought tolerant and southwestern style gardens. It is adapted across the Inland Empire and grows best in sunny locations on well drained soils and with low amounts of summer water. It tolerates cold to 20°F and can be clipped to maintain smaller sizes in residential gardens.

Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Mounding
Growth Rate: Fast
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Winter, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Rocky soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Heat, Frost, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Wildlife value, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Parks and open space, Grouped, Foundations, Flowering accent plant, Commercial spaces, Borders, Banks, Background plant, Attracts bees, Attracts butterflies
Height: 3 ft. – 6 ft.
Width: 3 ft. – 6 ft.