Goldenball Lead Tree

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Goldenball Lead Tree

Leucaena retusa
Littleleaf Lead Tree; Wahoo Tree
12

15 feet
5

10 feet
Southwest Texas and northern Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Full sun. Nearly evergreen; thornless, with breezy foliage and big, fragrant yellow flowers after summer rains. It can reach 25′, but is usually smaller in stature. Goldenball lead tree is suitable for thin rocky soils or sloping sites; it performs best with good drainage. Rare in the wild, it has found increasing popularity in the home landscape; in a garden setting makes a great perch in an unirrigated border or cactus garden. It can be shrub-pruned as needed or trained into a small tree.

Maintenance

Very occasional pruning and training.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
12-15' H, 5-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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