|'Aurea' is a fast growing, broadly columnar tree with spiny shoots. Yellowish-green leaves are pinnate to 12 inches long, with up to 23 lance-shaped leaflets. Fragrant, white flowers, to 3/4 inches long are held in pendant racemes, to 8 inches long. Followed by brown, smooth seed pods, 4 inches long.
With judicous 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.