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Leucaena retusa (Golden Leadball Tree)

Leucaena retusa
Goldenball Leadtree, Littleleaf Leadtree, Little Leucaena, Lemonball, Wahoo Tree

This slow-growing, deciduous tree is native to dry rocky slopes in west Texas and Chihuahua, Mexico, from 1500 to 5500 feet. Fine textured, bright green, lacy compound leaves contrast well with the smooth gray bark and branches. The showy yellow-gold puffball flowers are 1 1/2" in diameter, occuring after spring-summer rains. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow, Gold
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 15' - 25' (ft)
Spread 10' - 15' (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: MSWN

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