| Goldenball Leadtree, Wahootree, Littleleaf Leadtree, Lemonball, Little Leucaena|
Goldenball leadtree is a very decorative, small single- or multi-stem tree that grows on dry rocky slopes in west Texas. Its bright green, twice-pinnately compound leaves cast a filtered shade, and the bright yellow powder-puff flowers appear from spring to fall, the largest flushes occurring after rains. It is very drought tolerant and can withstand reflected heat. It also adapts to different soils, but prefers good drainage. The bark is cinnamon-colored and flaky. The wood is brittle and can break in high winds and ice storms.
Plant Habit or Use: small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: bright yellow globes of showy stamens
Blooming Period: spring summer fall
Fruit Characteristics: brown pods, 3 to 10 in. long
Height: to 25 ft.
Width: to 25 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: adaptable