Spanish gold, rattlebox, purple sesban
Sesbania punicea is an ornamental shrub that produces reddish-orange flowers, has deciduous leaves, and grows to 15 feet high. This plant has a high demand for water, and thrives in swamps or high-moisture areas.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Spanish gold, rattlebox, purple sesban
|Maximum Reachable Height
||8.00 to 12.00 feet
||June to July
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Where temperatures stay below freezing during winter, enclose the plant with a sturdy mesh cylinder, filling the enclosure with compost, mulch, dry wood chips, pine needles, or chopped leaves.Don, t use heavy, wet, maple leaves for mulch. Mulch instead with oak leaves, pine needles, compost, or straw.
Sesbania punicea care
Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and don, t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.
||Full sun to part shade
||Well drained soil
||15 to 30 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Sesbania punicea special feature
Grows well against south-facing walls which provide a sheltered environment. Arbor or trellis. Interesting specimen shrub. Informal hedge. Screen.
Sesbania punicea uses