~ Leopard Tree
Full sun, tender to frost, prefers hot summers, can handle drought. Well-drained, fertile soil, can be pruned at a young age. Very hardy tree once established, very deep rooting in well draining soil. Suited to open area plantings where the magnificence of the tree can be achieved over time. The width is a gentle canopy with fine acacia like green leaves, large green seed pods in autumn, foliage turns red in spring with small yellow flower clusters through summer. Watering frequently until about 10 feet tall, thereafter this is a water-wise tree.