This is one of the most common of our California garden shrubs, giving a fine show of pea-shaped yellow flowers in Winter. It has pinnate leaves and grows from six to twelve feet in height. It should be pruned back each Spring so that the plant will keep in shape and make strong shoots. It flowers most freely on the previous year's wood. It thrives in any garden soil and requires no artificial irrigation if the ground is kept cultivated and clear of weeds.

There are several varieties of this popular shrub including Cassia corymbosa, Cassia mari-landica, Cassia sophera, etc., all being of easy culture.

Propagate by seeds sown one-eighth of an inch deep in a cold frame in early Spring; when the young seedlings are three inches high, they should be potted or planted either in boxes or in the open ground.