|Senna ligustrina blooms|
Senna ligustrina is an excellent specimen shrub for the residential landscape and can be grown in full sun or light shade. I have planted this shrub in home landscapes where it thrives with only an hour or two of direct sunlight. This plant also makes a fine choice for a large pot if you are short on space. Growth habit can vary from three to eight feet in height and remains taller than broad. Senna ligustrina can be pruned almost any time of the year, but because of frost sensitivity, winter pruning should be avoided. Senna ligustrina is considered a short-day plant. For this reason, you can expect the best flush of blooms in fall through spring when the nights are longer.
|Senna ligustrina mixes in|
nicely with Salvia coccinea
in a container
*Be sure and avoid non-native Senna pendula var. glabrata (synonym Senna bicapsularis), a category I invasive in Florida. Common names are Christmas Senna, Christmas Cassia and Climbing Cassia. When in doubt, always stick to our native species and do your plant shopping at a reputable Florida native plants nursery. Find a native nursery in your neck of the woods by visiting Florida Association of Native Nurseries HERE.