Monillo, Canyon Buckeye, False Buckeye
Northern Mexico, New Mexico and Texas
- Central Texas
- Full Shade
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
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.
Training and occasional pruning.
12-20' H, 12-20' W
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
This plant goes well with
- Aesculus pavia
- Aesculus glabra var. arguta
- Cercis canadensis var. texensis