A touch of the tropics in a landscape setting is always a pleasure, especially when it comes at an unexpected time. That's what you get with fall blooming Senna bicapsularis, which is in full bloom right now along the Gulf Coast. Its sunny yellow tropical flowers have a lot of people wondering what it is. Senna bicapsularis has many common names including Butterfly Cassia, Winter Cassia, Butterfly Bush and Christmas Senna.
Whatever it may be called, when in bloom, this plant becomes a point of special interest and the talk of the neighborhood.
Gorgeous evergreen large shrub, or trainable small tree, fast growing 8 to 12 feet tall, 8 to 10 feet spread. Produces masses of bright yellow buttercup-shaped clumps of blossoms over a long period in autumn and winter.