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Botanical Name: Caesalpinia ferrea
Common Name(s): Leopard Tree
One of the most attractive trees from Brazil, the leopard tree is so named because of its beautifully marked bark. It has attractive, acacia-like foliage that is rosy red when it emerges in spring, and bears yellow flowers in summer. This deciduous tree casts such a light shade that it is possible to grow grass beneath it. I t is fairly fast growing, although its large size means that it is not suitable for small gardens.
Botanical Pronunciation: see-zal-PlN-ee-a
The leopard tree is so named because of its beautifully marked bark.
Bears yellow flowers in summer.
It has attractive, acacia-like foliage that is rosy red when it emerges in spring.
Casts light shade.