Calpurnea aurea is a fast growing, graceful shrub or small tree with bunches of pendulous, brilliant yellow, pea-like flowers . It has a light, open crown. The leaves are compound, up to 20cm long, each having 5-15 pairs of leaflets and a terminal one. They are a fresh light green, graceful and drooping.
It is a nice shrub for the smaller garden and is a fast grower.