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Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Origin: USA (New Mexico, Texas), northern Mexico, along stream banks and in cliff faces, at 1000 to 6500 feet elevation (300-2000 m)
Growth Habits: Deciduous upright or spreading shrub or small tree, fast growing to 4 to 30 feet tall (1.2-9 m), up to 20 feet spread (6 m); mottled gray-brown bark; odd-pinnate leaves, 3 to 7 (to 9) dark green ovate leaflets, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm), with serrate margins and lighter undersides; the leaves turn yellow in the fall.
Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage, prefers an alkaline soil