Sapindus drummondii, or Western Soapberry, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree with an open-rounded crown. It grows to 20-50 ft tall and features glossy compound medium green leaves, grape-like yellow orange fruits that are ornamentally attractive, but toxic, deep yellow fall foliage color and gray bark divided into scaly plates. Yellowish-white flowers bloom in late spring May-June. Found at elevations of 2500-6000 ft. Grow in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Also tolerates sandy or rocky soils.
Western Soapberry, Sapindus drummondii