AZ Arboretums

Cassia nemophila
(Cassia eremophila)

Desert Cassia

Common: Desert cassia
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Origin: Native to Australia
Sunset Zones: 12-24
Light: Full sun
Soil: Tolerant, but needs good drainage
Water: Give deep infrequent waterings

Fast growing plant used in mass plantings, or as a screen or foundation plant.

Rounded, dense, with fine green needlike foliage.

Spring blossoming, showy yellow flowers; lightly fragrant, followed by seed pods.

Prune after flowering to remove pods and encourage bushiness.

Susceptible to caterpillars.