White Leadtree (Leucocephala)

The White Leadtree (Leucocephala) is generally described as a perennial tree or shrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the indeterminate, with fruit and seed production starting in the year round and continuing until year round. Leaves are retained year to year. The White Leadtree (Leucocephala) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical White Leadtree (Leucocephala) will reach up to 20 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 15 feet.

The White Leadtree (Leucocephala) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by container, cuttings, seed. It has a rapid ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have high vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 25°F. has high tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Tree, Shrub
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Indeterminate
Displays Fall Colors Yes
Shape/Growth Form Single Stem
Drought Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 20
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Year Round Year Round
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Container, Cuttings, Seed
Moisture Requirements Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 25
Soil Depth for Roots 4
Toxic to Nearby Plants Yes
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5–8.7 pH
Precipitation Range 15–15 inches/yr
Planting Density 700–1200 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 4
Minimum Frost-Free Days 365 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Palatability High
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA