Origin: U.S. southeast.
Botanical characteristics: It is a small deciduous tree or medium-sized shrub, fast growing, with spreading growth habit, not very thick. It has a rather brittle branches covered with reddish down. Leaves are imparipinnate, up to 20 cm long., composed of oval-shaped leaflets, deep green above, greyish below. In May-June it blooms large lilac-pink flowers in clusters. Fruits are flat vegetables.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It adapts to any soil, even poor and dry ones. It has an high resistance to pollution.
Use: It is used as ornamental plant in parks and gardens, even small, as single species or in combination with other shrubs. It is suitable for urban green areas and for the consolidation of sloping lands and river banks.