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  Goldenball Leadtree (Littleleaf Leucaena)  
Common Name: Goldenball Leadtree (Littleleaf Leucaena)
Latin Name: Leucaena retusa
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit
Features: Delicate foliage and round, yellow flower 'balls,' which often appear after a rain.
Comments: Can spread from seed into the surrounding landscape.
Problems: Requires pruning to develop branch and trunk structure.
Firewise: Yes
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