|This is a suckering, erect, deciduous shrub or small tree with spreading, dense spines on shoots. Grows to 6 feet tall and wide. Dark green leaves are pinnate to 12 inch in length, with 9 to 13 narrow, ovate to oblong leaflets. Light pink, fragrant flowers, to 1 1/4 inch long are held in pendant racemes, to 5 inch 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. When mature, hard wood has to be pruned in order to keep a nice form. Native to S.E. US.