Alternate name: Pink Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae, Pea view all from this family
Description The long, slender, intricately-branched stems of this 2-6 ft. deciduous shrub are curving or straight, with small thorns scattered along the branches. Leaves are delicately bipinnate. The fragrant, pink flowers occur in soft, dense ball-shaped clusters about 1/2 in. in diameter.
Habitat Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Canyons & valleys.
Range Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Texas, Plains.
Comments Regular pruning encourages the growth of more branches and flowers. This drought-tolerant plant will tolerate partial shade.
Exposure Preference Sun .
Flower April - June
Native Distribution Oklahoma to Kansas & s.e. Colorado, s. through c. & w. Texas & New Mexico to Mexico
Site Preference Rocky hills; canyons; brushy areas
Soil Preference Rocky soils.