I covet a rainbow shower tree

pootpoot1(9B inland empire)October 28, 2013

The first time I saw it was on tv. I quickly went online to find out what that beautiful tree was. I found out it was a rainbow shower tree. Anyway, has anyone had success planting it outside of Hawaii? ...Maybe in Southern California?

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I tried to find what you are talking about but there were several possibilities. They were all really pretty though. Whichever one it is that you want, I can see why. Do you know the botanical name of the tree you want? Have you asked on the CA forum?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 9:18AM
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pootpoot1(9B inland empire)

purpleinopp, if I'm not mistaken, Cassia x nealiae is the name of the rainbow shower tree because it's a hybrid. I haven't asked but I have looked around. There wasn't much, so I'm still doing my research.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 4:41PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

See link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta)

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 12:35AM
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tropicbreezent

The Rainbow Shower Tree is a cross between Cassia fistula and Cassia javanica. There is a Golden Shower Tree and that's Cassia fistula. The Rainbow Eucalyptus is entirely different.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 2:11AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
cassias are quite common is s florida While beautiful they tend to seed like crazy There are some sterile hybrids
Only species I have left is Cassia roxburghii which flowered
for the first time this year . Very disappointing, instead of being bright red was a dull orange so far seeding has kept to a minimum and it does make a very lacy canopy
Guess it will stay lol gary

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 2:29AM
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tropicbreezent

A lot of Cassia species are declared weeds in many areas. And even if they're not prohibited it's often strongly recommended to not plant them.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 3:15AM
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