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CURRENT MOON
 
MEXICAN - BUCKEYE
 

BUCKEYE, MEXICAN
 

Ungnadia speciosa         (oong-NAD-ee-uh spee-see-O-sa)

Deciduous     Sun to part shade        Height 20 feet       Spread 40 feet     Spacing 10 - 20 eet

 

HABIT:  Moderate growth, fragrant purple flowers in spring. Brilliant yellow fall color. Decorative 3-pod seeds on bare branches in winter.

CULTURE:        Easy, any soil, little fertilization. Although drought tolerant, can stand irrigation if drainage is good.

USES: Spring and fall color, understory tree, specimen courtyard tree.

PROBLEMS:     Few if any.

NOTES:            Can be easily grown from seed. The sweet seeds are poisonous to humans. Great tree—should be used more. Native to Texas and Mexico.


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