Cassia siamea

Pheasant woodPheasantwood, kolohala
This introduced Southeast Asian tree has been planted as a flowering street tree. It grows to 60 feet high with a diameter of about two feet. The wood is relatively heavy, (specific gravity .75) and hard. It has a beautiful figure on flat-sawn faces that mimics the tail feathers of the pheasant. The wood is not commonly available from plantation sources, but is frequently found by arborists in the care of landscaping and street trees. It is used for ornamentation or trim on decorative and furniture products.




leaves and flower   Cassia tree
Leaves and flower
Cassia tree