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Ungnadia speciosa (Mexican Buckeye)

Ungnadia speciosa
Mexican Buckeye, Texas Buckeye, Monilla, Seepwillow, Palo Prieto, Escobillo, Cascara de Venado, Horse Sugar, Brazos Buckeye, Torrubia

Native to Texas, this deciduous, woody plant grows slowly to form a multi-trunked large shrub or small tree. The large dark green, compound leaves turn yellow in the fall. Spring brings lovely rose-pink flowers that emerge before the leaves. The flowers are followed by leathery, three-chambered pods that contain dark, shiny seeds. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide good drainage.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 15 (ft)
Spread 15 (ft)
Spacing 8' - 12' (ft)
Characteristics Dwarf, Evergreen, Fragrant, Fruit & Berries, Great Foliage, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Specimen
Tolerance Clay Soil, Cold, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Frost, Heat, Rabbit, Rocky Soil, Salt, Wet 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: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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