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Senna splendida

 
Senna splendida
Flowers late August
showy senna; golden wonder
Buds finally develop mid-August
Senna splendida
In glorious bloom mid-September

Common name showy senna; golden wonder
Family fabaceae
Life cycle shrub/tree (Z9-11)
Flowers yellow (fall-winter)
Size 9-12'
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil; drought tolerant

Large semi-evergreen shrub (may be trained as a small tree) featuring bright yellow flowers in fall. The blooms are offset by glossy green leaves on drooping branches. Popular with pollinators, and plays host to caterpillars of several sulphur butterfly species (although we haven't encountered those yet). Despite its hardiness rating to zone 9, it didn't seem the least bit bothered by a winter freeze into the mid-teens.

showy senna; golden wonder
Just after planting, still scraggly

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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