Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or you can choose a plant family:
Leucaena pulverulenta (Great leadtree)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Leucaena pulverulenta

Leucaena pulverulenta (Schltdl.) Benth.

Great Leadtree, Mexican Leadtree, Great Leucaena, Tepeguaje

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: LEPU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 55 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


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


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

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


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

Search More Titles in Bibliography

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


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

Go back