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Australian Senna

Senna artemisioides
Australian Senna; Desert Cassia
3

6 feet
3

6 feet
Australia
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. Evergreen, with soft needle-like or skeleton-leaf foliage. It prefers dry, well-drained sites. Small, buttercup-yellow flowers cover plants from winter to spring, especially in sun, but even under live oaks. Eventually plants become somewhat twiggy. Don’t overwater. A showy Australian native, Desert cassia is a fairly recent introduction to local horticulture. It retains its leaves down to at least 25 degrees in most winters (it’s survived 18 degrees at the Botanical Garden in San Antonio). Several types are seen in cultivation, including a version with pale, blunt-tipped silver leaves.

Maintenance

Prune to shape as needed.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
3-6' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
February, March
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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