Mexican Buckeye

mexican buckeye in bloom


Name: Mexican Buckeye
Height: 10-12′
Width/Spread: 12-20′
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Evergreen/Deciduous: D
Seasonal Interest: Early Spring
Color/Feature: Pink flowers
EarthKindTM: 10
Maintenance: Basal pruning in late spring will maintain the tree form.
Botanical Name

& Comments:

Ungnadia speciosa
In its spring flowering aspect it is thought to somewhat resemble eastern redbuds. This plant may be used as a large, coarse multi-trunk shrub or trained into a small tree.
Mexican buckeye’s seeds are poisonous.


Learn about other waterwise large shrubs and small trees for Lubbock County, compiled by Lubbock Master Gardener Association.