Red laburnum is another of the popular cassia "shower" trees, this species is of moderate size, reaching 20-30 feet in height. It has a graceful, spreading somewhat irregular crown with drooping branches. Leaves are fine-textured, green, pinnate, compound, about 1 foot long with pairs of opposite, oblong leaflets about 2 inches in length. It is briefly deciduous. Twigs are covered with dense, soft hairs. Axillary and terminal flowers are produced in clusters of pink to orange blooms, with flower petals 1/2 inch long and prominent extended yellow stamens. Fruits are the typical legume pods, cylindrical, 8-12 inches long and 1 inch in diameter, containing numerous seeds, used for propagation. In cultivation, red laburnum is presumed, like other cassias, to prefer well-drained soils; the tree benefits from pruning to improve its shape as well as to reduce pod growth and litter. Attractive foliage and showy flowers make it an excellent choice for general landscaping in gardens, parks, and along streets.