The Sjambok Tree is also know as the Long-tail Cassia. Both names refer to the extraordinarily long seed-pods born by the tree. A "sjambok" is a straight, heavy whip made out of either leather or plastic.
The flowers of the Sjambok Tree occur in early spring and are deep yellow in colour and have a pleasant scent.
The Sjambok Tree is slow-growing and normally reaches a height of around 10 metres.
It is found in a variety of African countries from Somalia and South Africa. It is quite a popular tree amongst gardeners with smaller gardens.