Soapberry sa-PIN-dus drum-MON-dee-i
- Deciduous small tree to 40-50 ft (12-15 m) tall, branches at first pubescent. Leaves alternate, pinnately compound, 25-35 cm long, 8-18 leaflets, even number, each 4-8 cm long, base asymmetrical (one side rounded the other wedge-shaped), apex acuminate, glabrous above, pubescent below. Flowers yellow-white, 5 mm wide, in open, terminal clusters, 15-25 cm long. Fruit to 1.5 cm, yellow, ripening to black.
- Sun. Soil adaptable, native to infertile, dry soils; drought tolerant.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5) 6 Native range from southern Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, west to New Mexico, Arizona, to northern Mexico.