Mexican Buckeye

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Mexican Buckeye

Ungnadia speciosa
Monillo, Canyon Buckeye, False Buckeye
12

20 feet
12

20 feet
Northern Mexico, New Mexico and Texas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; deciduous, with excellent yellow fall color. Mexican buckeye is tough and showy in every season. Fragrant pink flowers resemble redbud, but appear a bit later in spring. The large seed pods provide winter interest, dangling like ornaments from bare branches.

Mexican buckeye can be substituted for redbud, but its form is lower, wider and bushier. It can be trained into an upright form with some effort.

Maintenance

Training and occasional pruning.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
12-20' H, 12-20' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink
Bloom Time:
February, March
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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