*This plant is not currently in production, but the page is preserved for informational purposes.
This slow growing Chihuahuan native occurs on limestone hills at elevations between 1100 and 1800 feet. It eventually forms a semi-evergreen large shrub or may be trained into a small tree. The compound leaves are a dark, glossy green and yellow rod-shaped flowers are produced in the spring. It is armed with small, sharp spines. It is very drought tolerant, but also performs well in lawn settings. Plant in full or reflected sun exposures.