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Leucaena pulverulenta (Great leadtree)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Leucaena pulverulenta

Leucaena pulverulenta (Schltdl.) Benth.

Great leadtree, Mexican leadtree, Great leucaena, Tepeguaje

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: lepu3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 36-72 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: Southmost Texas south to Chiapas in southern Mexico
Native Habitat: Streamsides, river banks

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Aromatic, Showy, Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Shade tree
Use Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nesting site, Cover
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Hill Country Natives - Leander, TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Leucaena pulverulenta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Leucaena pulverulenta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Leucaena pulverulenta

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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