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Mexican Buckeye

Mexican Buckeye

Mexican Buckeye, Ungnadia speciosa, is a deciduous tree or large shrub, that can reach 30 feet in height.

Full to partial sun and low water requirements.

Clusters of pink, fragrant flowers appear in the spring, followed by large seed pods. Seeds are large, shiny, brownish black and very poisonous.

The foliage is also toxic, but bees like the flowers and produce a fragrant honey from them. Butterflies and nectar-moths are also attracted to the fragrant flowers.

Foliage turns a clear yellow in the fall.

The Mexican Buckeye is a beautiful, aromatic tree, usually multi-trunked and well worth having in the desert Southwest landscape.

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