| Sweetleaf, Sweet Leaf, Horse Sugar, Yellowwood, Wild Laurel|
Sweetleaf is found in the acid sands and sandy loams of deep woods in the east Texas Pineywoods. It is a little-known but not uncommon evergreen or semi-evergreen tree with slender, upright branches that give it a wide, loose-spreading appearance. In spring it is covered with bright yellow flowers in dense clusters up to 2 1/2 inches across, followed by orange-brown drupes in the fall. Its glossy dark green leaves turn yellow or red before dropping.
Plant Habit or Use: medium tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: yellow
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: drupe, orange-brown
Height: to 45 ft.
Width: to 45 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen semievergreen
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: medium
Soil Requirements: acid