Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Now is the time to plant Cassia
Just a reminder to every landscaper, designer and architect in the Lowcountry:
In about a month, Cassia will begin to bloom downtown. There is one tree in particular on South Battery that launches tourists into a frenzy each fall.
Once they flower, every one of your clients is going to want to know the name of the tree with the bright yellow flowers. And then they are going to tell you that they want one.
The time to buy and plant them is right now, before they flower. Today, I saw the perfect crop at Green Meadow Nursery in Meggett, South Carolina. They grow them in 3- and 7-gallon containers. I like the 7-gallons because they are well-formed and more mature plants. This is the only nursery where I have seen garden-worthy Cassia.
While I was there, I noticed a lot of really great plants including Blueberries, Camellias, and tree-formed Bottlebrush (in bloom).
Young Blueberry crop: