Mexican buckeye

Mexican buckeye

Mexican buckeye – Ungnadia speciosa

This shrub is not a true buckeye.  It can grow to 15 feet & either be trained as a tree or retain a shrub form.  It has delicate pink blooms in the spring.  The seeds are interesting 3-chambered pods that open to release the black marble-like seeds.  This small tree provides visual interest throughout the year with its flowers, pinnately-compound leaves & its dangling cinnamon-colored seed pods.