Gold Medallion Tree

Cassia leptophylla

Cassia leptophylla (Gold Medallian Tree) - full view

Full view

Cassia leptophylla (Gold Medallian Tree) - flower

Foliage detail

Cassia leptophylla (Gold Medallian Tree) - leaves

Foliage detail

  • Size:

    Height: 20-25'; Spread: 30'

  • Growth:

    Fast

  • Character:

    Evergreen, may be semi-deciduous; moderately dense, rounded canopy.

  • Foliage:

    Dark green, pinnately-compound leaves with 2-3" long leaflets.

  • Flower:

    6-8" long spikes of bright yellow, 3" flowers throughout summer. May sporadically flower after main flowering.

  • Fruit:

    12" long brown pod.

  • Bark:

    Slightly furrowed reddish-brown bark.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Requires regular pruning to shape when young.

  • Tolerance:

    Drought (once established); any soil; medium winds.

  • Special Considerations:

    Fruit may cause litter issues

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to Brazil. Stunning display of yellow flowers in summer.