Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia
Cassia Fistula is commonly known as Golden Shower / Amaltash. The golden shower tree is a medium-sized tree, growing to 10-20 m tall with fast growth. The leaves are deciduous, 15-60 cm long, and pinnate with three to eight pairs of leaflets, each leaflet 7-21 cm long and 4-9 cm broad. The flowers are five yellow petals of equal size and shape. The fruit is a legume, 30-60 cm long and 1.5-2.5 cm broad, with a pungent odor and containing several seeds.
Cassia Fistula tree requires full sun to flower. They are tolerant of most soils types. Water regularly until the roots are fully established.
It is used for borders, ornamental landscaping and as avenue plants.
Cassia Fistula is used as an ornamental to beautify streets, avenues, parks, and gardens.