|Thicket-forming, erect deciduous shrub or small tree with spiny shoots. Grows to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Bluish-green leaves are pinnate to 8 inch long, with 13-25 lanceolate, hairy leaflets. Pink, fragrant flowers, to 1 inch long are held in pendant racemes, to 4 inches long. Followed by brown, smooth seed pods, 4 inches long.
With careful pruning while young, this very common and too often neglected tree, can be quite nice. Though a popular street tree, it really should not be used close to power lines where mature, hard wood has to be pruned. Native to New Mexico, Arizona.