||trees|deciduous|height 40-60'|spread 15'|sun/shade|white flowers in Summer|Fall color||
|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.