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Cassia Javanica

Apple Blossom


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Cassia Javanica tree description

Cassia Javanica (Apple Blossom) is a semi-deciduous tree taking its species name from the Indonesian island of Java, where it is native.

Apple blossom tree is of small to moderate size, typically 25 feet tall, but can be taller. The tannin-rich bark is gray and smooth, with former branch scars. It has a broad, flat-topped, moderately dense crown with drooping somewhat brittle branches. In addition, leaves are pinnate, alternate, up to 27 inches long with pairs of opposite, glossy, elliptical to oblong leaflets, 1-2 x 3/4-1 inches. Also, it is briefly deciduous around the time of flowering.

Likewise, apple blossom aromatic flowers are borne in clusters up to 7 inches long with numerous blooms which resemble apple blossoms. Butterflies and other insects are pollinators. Furthermore, fruits are hard, woody pods up to 2 feet long and about 1 inch or less in diameter, containing multiple brown bean-like seeds, used for propagation. One of the common uses for the pods is in traditional medicine.

The lumber is good for general construction and furniture.

Apple blossom tree cultivation and landscape applications

In cultivation, Cassia Javanica grows best in well-drained deep soils of various types. It needs pruning to maintain an attractive shape and to control excessive branching.

In landscaping, the apple blossom tree (Cassia Javanica) is ideal for gardens, parks, roadsides, and as a shade or specimen tree and in large containers. The pods and leaves generate moderate litter.

🌳Other popular and beautiful plants: Cassia Bakeriana tree.

Additional information

Common Name

Apple Blossom Cassia, Pink Shower Tree

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native



Flowering Season


Salt Tolerance

Low Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

Moderate Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Fast Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color



Wide Canopy

Plant Type

Semi-Deciduous Flowering Tree or shrub


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