New Jersey to Florida to Arkansas
Tall, suckers everywhere, strong plant.
Open woods and drier soils and full sun.
Grows well in desolate areas and often admired for the white fragrant flowers.
Alternate, pinnately compound and entire. Bright to dark green and rounded leaflets.
Buds are small, 3 to 4 usually close together in clusters.
Very often twisted bark, dark gray in color and deeply furrowed. Paired stipular spines throughout the stems.
White flowers are extremely fragrant and white, blooming in late spring.
Flat black pod.
Seed, cuttings, or grafting.