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Bee Brush  (Eysenhardtia texana)  Small tree to
15 feet with a spread of 6 to 8 feet.  Deciduous irregularly shaped plant for full sun or light shade tree. Usually less than 8 feet tall growing in rocky calcareous soils. Wonderfully fragrant white to pale yellow flowers, delicate looking foliage is tangerine scented when bruised. Blooming period begins in the summer especially after rains, sometimes begins in May and goes through late August or September. Fruit is a small legume to 5/8  inch containing one seed. Fairly easy to grow in most well drained soils. Drought tolerant but grows better with adequate moisture. Needs very little fertilizer.


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