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Questions About Cassia Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 13, 2011

Q. Cassia Tree

I live in Jacksonville, FL. A month ago I planted a Cassia tree (5 ft tall, 1. 5 inch diameter trunk). Nearly all the yellow flowers were gone. This week I noticed that some of the foliage is turning yellow. I watered daily for the first week and then twice a week. Lots of pine straw in the area cleared for the planting. I read, however, that the soil should not be too alkaline. I was under the impression pine needles are acidic. Mixed in a half cup of shrubbery food (16-4-8) with the compost at planting. Did I over fertilize?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 13, 2011
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It is possible that the roots were burned by the fertilizer when planted. The plant may also have an air pocket in the soil and the roots are drying out. Step firmly around the base of the plant to collapse any air pockets. I would also flood the area with water, meaning leave the hose running at a medium speed on it for 20-30 minutes. This will help wash out excess fertilizer and will also help further collapse any pockets in the soil.

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Asked by
line2sea on
April 29, 2012

Q. New Cassia Tree Care

I have a new cassia tree and need to know about planting it and its care.

Answered by
Heather on
May 6, 2012
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Asked by
spongebob39 on
October 3, 2012

Q. Tree Pruning?

I have a small golden splendor (cassia) tree that is approx 3 feet tall. It has split into 2 straight trunks about 8 inches from the ground. Should I cut off one of the trunks?

Answered by
Heather on
October 18, 2012
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That is really up to you. It is more of an aesthetic choice than one for the health of the tree. You can remove one, if you don't want 2 trunks, but the tree will be fine too if you leave them both.

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Asked by
mweed on
November 10, 2012

Q. Cassia Tree Not Looking Good, What Can I Do?

My tree looks droopy and the branches closest to the tree are looking bare. I’m not sure if the tree just needs food and, if so, what should I feed it? I do not see any bugs but is there a spray to keep it fungus and bug free?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 12, 2012
Certified Expert
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This article will help with caring for your tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/cassia/growing-cassia-trees.htm

Neem oil is both an organic insecticide and fungicide should either issue be affecting your cassia. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
buterflie on
June 19, 2013

Q. My Cassia Tree Isn’t Looking Good

I planted my cassia tree last year. I trimmed it 3 months ago and it has a lot of dead leaves branches on it. It seems the new growth on it only stays green for about a week.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 19, 2013
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 16, 2014

Q. Cassia Tree

I have a cassia tree that is not doing well. It looks like it has red spots on the limbs and the lower branches are dead. The top is still blooming a little. Can you recommend what I can do about it?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 16, 2014
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It sounds like it has a fungus. Treat the plant with a fungicide, like neem oil, and this should help to clear it up.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 8, 2014

Q. Cassia Looks Brown and Bare

Is my Cassia tree dead? The tree looks brown and is bare. I shaped it in autumn. If not, what should I do to make it look alive and produce the yellow flowers?

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