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I covet a rainbow shower tree

Posted by pootpoot1 9B (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 28, 13 at 0:23

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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RE: I covet a rainbow shower tree

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?

RE: I covet a rainbow shower tree

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.

RE: I covet a rainbow shower tree

See link below.

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

RE: I covet a rainbow shower tree

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.

RE: I covet a rainbow shower tree

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

RE: I covet a rainbow shower tree

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.

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