Soapberry Tree

Sapindus drummondi

Size

Height - 35 feet

Width - 25 feet

Sun

Full sun

Plant Type

Native shade tree,

deciduous

Other common names

Western Soapberry,

Jaboncillo

Close up view

Full plant view

Save Water   Low water required
 
More Color   Tiny white flowers in late spring, yellow foliage in fall
 
Attract Wildlife   Butterflies eat nectar from flowers, birds eat seeds
 
Reduce Maintenance   Low maintenance choice for a native landscape
 
Texas Tough    Drought tolerant and valuable to wildlife

Interesting Facts

Berries are high in saponins which have a foaming detergent effect when mixed with water and agitated.  This chemical is toxic to humans if consumed.  Bright yellow foliage in the fall, and bare branches in the winter showcase beautiful sprays of yellow soapberries.

Soapberry Trees in Frisco