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.