Cassia javanica, Javanica – 1 kg Seeds
In delicate contrast to the vivid hues of our other spring-flowering trees, the Pink Cassias, with their lovely cool shades of pinks, greens, and white, is a beautiful and restful sight. No one could fail to be moved by the glory of a Cassia in full bloom when its long, sweeping branches are laden with blossom. Each of the five varieties has its own individual, almost indescribable charm. At a glance, it is difficult to distinguish one from another but a little study reveals numerous characteristics. They quickly became popular and are now common in gardens and on roadsides. Few of them have names in any vernacular.
The first to bloom is the Horse Cassia. In the winter all the leaves fall and in March or April, from the axils of the old leaves rise fine sprays of bright-pink flowers, shading to pale peach and coral according to the amount of sunlight received. The flower branchlets spring rather stiffly from either side of the main stem giving a different appearance to the softly drooping sprays of the other Cassias. There are no bracts at the bases of the flower stalks.