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Leucaena retusa (Goldenball Leadtree)

$ 43.98
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Size: 5 gal

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Goldenball Leadtree is a deciduous large shrub or small multi-trunked tree with bright, sweet-smelling golden-yellow puffball blooms. Its bark is flaky and cinnamon color. Its foliage is airy and open enough to allow plants grow underneath. It is very drought-tolerant and should not be over-watered. It is adaptable to various soils, but needs good drainage. It grows well in rocky soil and can withstand reflected heat.

Goldenball Leadtree is a lovely ornamental tree that resembles acacia, but without the thorns. Like Desert Willow, it tends to bloom after rainfall. Blooms are followed by seedpods.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun, part sun
Bloom color Yellow
Bloom time On and off spring through fall
Mature height 12-15 ft
Mature spread 8-15 ft

 

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