Pink cassia is a small tree or shrub, reaching a height of 30 or more feet with an open spreading crown of delicate feathery leaves and strong arching branches. It has smooth, gray bark; all young parts are densely pubescent. Leaves are bluish-green, velvety, pinnate, alternate, 1 foot or more in length, bearing 5-7 pairs of rounded oblong leaflets each 1-2 inches long. Flowers are pink, large and showy blooms with a 2 inch stem and 3 long extended stamens. Flowering occurs when the tree is bare of leaves; attracts bees and butterflies. Fruits are thin, gray to brown, velvety pods 12-16 inches long containing numerous disc-shaped seeds. The tree can be grown from seed. Published information is lacking on the growth requirements of pink cassia, but cassias generally grow best in well-drained soils. As a medium-sized tree with spectacular flowers, pink cassia is suitable as an avenue or street tree, specimen tree and in public open spaces such as civic centers.