Western soapberry

Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii



Western soapberry is a native, deciduous tree that commonly reaches heights of 50 feet. Its leaves are alternating and pinnate. Each has 4 to 11 pairs of leaflets.

Western soapberry's white flowers bloom from March to July. Its fruit has a singular seed, is fleshy, round, and ranges in colors from white to yellowish and blackish. When mature, the fruit is slightly transparent.


Western soapberry is found in moist soils on the edge of woods, streams, and fencerows.