Goldenball Leadtree Leucaena retusa
Grows in full sun to partial shade, deciduous. Mature size 15’x10’. Blooms periodically in spring in bright yellow puff balls, followed by long seed pods. Lends a tropical look to the landscape. Excellent small trees suited for providing light shade with a tropical look. Leaves are soft green with a slightly weeping aspect.
Often blooms after rains during summer-fall. In May, is covered with 1-inch bright yellow puffs, followed by foot-long seedpods. Allow seedpods to dry on tree before collecting. Very drought tolerant and will not survive if over watered.
Firewise - Designation by Texas A&M Forest Service
Goldenball Leadtree flowers
|Goldenball Leadtree Young|