|This is a spreading deciduous tree, with thorns on its trunk and branches. Its leaves are glossy and dark green (yellow in fall) and are pinnate with 14 - 24 lance-shaped leaflets. In fall, pendant, twisted, seed pods are borne. An excellent street and lawn tree that does well in extreme heat and cold. Seems to almost thrive where seasons are defined. Not picky about soil. A fast grower, but wood not brittle. The only real problems with this tree are pod gall midge (which can deform leaves), heaving of concrete around old trees in tight spaces. Does not cast a heavy shadow.