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Common Name: Mexican-Buckeye
Latin Name: Ungnadia speciosa
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit
Features: Pink flowers appear with new leaves; brown fruit husks remain through winter.
Comments: Good as a specimen tree.
Problems: Requires pruing to develop one or more trunks.
Firewise: Yes
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