How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Cassia, Gold medallion tree, Senna—Cassia spp.
Family Fabaceae (Pea family)

Plant Identification

Cassia spp. are evergreen, semievergreen, or deciduous trees.  Many have bright, showy yellow, pink, orange, purplish-red, or white flowers.  Leaves are divided into oval-shaped leaflets.  Most produce seedpods that fall and can become a litter problem.

Optimum conditions for growth

Cassias are often found growing in parks or as street trees.  Cassia spp. prefer areas with full sun.  Water requirements vary from very little water to regular amounts of water.  Trees need well-drained soil.  Prune trees when young and prune as needed after flowering. 

cassia
Cassia fistula
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Pests and disorders of Cassia spp.

Invertebrates

Environmental disorders

Weeds

Vertebrates


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