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| Great Leadtree, Mexican Leadtree, Great Leucaena, Tepeguaje|
Great leadtree grows on rich moist soils in extreme south Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. It is extremely cold-sensitive and is not reliably hardy north of its native Texas range. It blooms in spring and summer with dense balls of white sweet-scented flowers. The leaves are twice-pinnately compound and range from four to ten inches in length. The wood is hard and heavy, giving the plant its common name.
Plant Habit or Use: medium tree
Flower Color: white
Blooming Period: spring summer
Fruit Characteristics: pod with narrow, flattened seeds
Height: to 55 ft.
Width: to 40 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: medium
Soil Requirements: alkaline