15 October 2013


These Cassia siamea and C. fistula trees are seldom planted in our landscape these days because of the introduction of new tree species and varieties. 

When the latter is in flower, the blooms can be very gorgeous although I must admit I dislike to see the long bean pods. But I guess like butterflies and their caterpillars, one cannot have one and not the other unless the a sterile cultivar is produced, like the Bauhinia purpurea and its sterile B. blakeana.