Littleleaf Leadtree (Retusa) is generally described as
a perennial tree or shrub.
native to the U.S. (United States)
has its most active growth period in the
summer and fall .
Littleleaf Leadtree (Retusa) has
green foliage and
yellow flowers, with
an abuncance of
conspicuous blue fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
not retained year to year.
Littleleaf Leadtree (Retusa) has a
moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a
rapid growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Littleleaf Leadtree (Retusa) will reach up to
25 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Littleleaf Leadtree (Retusa) is usually not commercially available except under contract. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, cuttings, seed.
It has a
slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
high tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA