Eastern US, Pennsylvania south to Mississippi, west to Nebraska and Texas
Short trunk and open spreading crown
Sun with moist to dry soils, often grown in landscapes and rural settings. Often found on stream banks.
One of the most heavily used native trees..to the point of overuse in some areas. Grown as a street tree, in commercial areas, highways, parks, and other large lawn areas for filtered shade. Highly adaptable to nearly any condition including drought, salty areas, and areas with high wind; which is why it's so popular. Thorns protrude from the trunk and branches at irregular intervals.
Alternate and pinnately or bipinnately compound. Glossy green in the summer. Bright yellow fall color. :Pale yellow fall color
No terminal buds but lateral buds are small, some scaly and some naked
Orangish in color and often resembles the appearance of melted wax.
Greenish yellow (both male and female flowers)
Pod - reddish to black in color. Flowers are dioecious and greenish yellow in the late spring.