Havardia pallens | Tenaza, Ape's Earring

(Pithecellobium pallens)

Tenaza grows as an upright tree with long, straight branches. Thorny when young, mature trees produce few to zero thorns. Fragrant flowers bloom in clusters. Leaves are leaflets that look similar to those of Acacia or Mesquite, creating dappled shade. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 15F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 25 feet high

Width: 20 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: white, cream

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: bees, butterflies