Pithecellobium pallens - Mimosaceae, Mimosa Family
Small tree, frequently not branching
until well overhead, with paired,
straight spines on bark and twigs.
Height: 10-20 feet.
Flowers: Fragrant, white, round
heads; after rainfall.
Fruit: Straight, thin-walled,
flat seed pod.
Foliage. Airy, pale-green
Bark: Pale brownish-gray, smooth;
with paired, straight spines.
Growth rate: Slow.
Sun: Partial shade to full sun.
Water. Medium, not as drought
tolerant as others.
Maintenance. Little needed.
Propagation: Scarified seed.
Cover, nest sites; bee food; foliage
Wood used in small articles of
woodenware. Airy leaflets create light shade; when in full bloom, fluffy white
flowers release a wonderful sweet fragrance.