Category: deciduous tree Size: small
Mature Size: 20-25' x 15-25'
Zone: Growth Rate: fast when young, slow later
Foliage: Lobed, serate
Elevation (if known): To 6,500'
Water: Low once established. High drought tolerance
Soil : Tolerant of many different soil types.
Comments: A small tree or large shrub with slender branches and narrow thorns, forming an upright crown when young, becoming broad-oval to rounded at maturity. Clusters of small, single flowers in late spring produce bright red berries.
Warnings: sensitivity to a large variety of insects and diseases.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes
Street Tree? yes Street Tree Conditions: If lower branches removed and kept away from people due to thorns.
CO/NM native? no Native to: North America
Information Sources: S Group of Southern Foresters; Alamosa Tree Board