Soapberry (Sapindus drummondi)
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|trees|deciduous|height 40-60'|spread 15'|sun/shade|white flowers in Summer|Fall color|
Soapberry (Sapindus drummondi) Soapberry (Sapindus drummondi)

Look for this large thicket-forming tree near intermittent waterways. Soapberry froms clusters of yellowish/white flowers in early Summer, followed by golden berries that eventually turn black. Fall color is a striking golden yellow. The plant is extremely drought-tolerant and is virtually indestructible.

Early pioneers used the berries, which contain saponin, as a soap/cleaning agent.

Soapberry is deer resistant.

Soapberry with its showy blooms

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