|This is a rounded, open, deciduous shrub or small tree with spiny shoots. Grows to 15 to 18 feet tall and wide. Dark green leaves are pinnate to 12 inches in length, with 9 to 13 ovate to oblong leaflets. Deep pink, fragrant flowers, to 1 1/4 inches long are held in pendant racemes, to 10 inches in length. Followed by brown, bristly seed pods, to 2 1/2 inches long.
Though a popular street tree, it really should not be used close to power lines where mature, hard wood has to be pruned in order to keep a nice form. Native to Southeastern U.S.