|Common Name||golden shower tree,Galphimia Glauca|
|Maximum Reachable Height||30.00 to 50.00 feet|
|Bloom Time||April to September|
|Difficulty Level||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant the golden shower tree where it grows and flowers its best:
Choose any fertile soil-landscape that basks in at least 10 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Avoid any spot where the soil remains soggy after rain.
Once established with far-reaching roots, the golden shower tree tolerates considerable drought without ill, according to Margaret Barwick, author of “Tropical and Subtropical Trees.”
Galphimia Glauca care
A magnificent spring-flowering street or park tree for tropical regions, the golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) slowly matures up to 60 feet tall and 60 to 75 feet wide with a rounded silhouette.
Native to the Indian subcontinent, it naturally grows in fertile, well-drained soils in a climate that is warm but very dry in winter but then inundated with rains in spring to trigger the flowering. It s named a “shower” tree because its tiny yellow flowers occur in a long pendant cluster, called a raceme, measuring 6 to 30 inches long.
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Galphimia Glauca special feature
Ornamental. Shade tree. Formerly planted in some populated areas as a street tree, but this use has waned as planners have shifted to using Cassia x realize for this purpose because this hybrid does not drop as many leaves at flowering time and does not produce any seed pods.
Galphimia Glauca uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Galphimia is also generally used as a homeopathic treatment for asthma and allergies