*This plant is not currently in production, but the page is preserved for informational purposes.

Indigenous to Texas, New Mexico and Mexico, this large shrub or small tree is evergreen, thornless, slow-growing and long-lived. Glossy dark green compound leaves provide a lush look for desert gardens. Showy clusters of purple wisteria-like flowers perfume the air in the spring, and smell like grape soda. The thick seed pods contain poisonous orange-red seeds, but the pods are extremely hard and difficult to break open. Plant in full sun to part shade and in well-drained soils.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Tree

Size (H x W): 15ft x 15ft

Flower Color: Purple

Hardiness: Zone 8: 10˚F

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