PlantsUngnadia→Mexican Buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip


Posted by chuck7701 (McKinney, TX (DFW) - Zone 8a) on Mar 22, 2015 9:06 AM

Easy to grow from seed. Seeds can be stored long term if allowed to dry in pods on plants. Like the red buckeye, it is difficult to transplant once in the ground. Very long tap root is easily broken when digging. Sow in pots for later transplanting, or plant seed(s) where long-term growth is desired and thin later. Tendency to throw off many stalks, so gets overly bushy. Thin to several main trunks to promote branches.

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How lovely .. would love seeds.. by tmcleschra Jul 15, 2019 12:12 PM 1
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers, The Front Yard. by frostweed Mar 6, 2020 6:35 AM 150

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