Pithecellobium histrix

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  • full sun
Pithecellobium histrix, 'Bristly Cat's-Claw', is a rare, spreading, thorny shrub, reaching a height of 5-6 feet, that is endemic to the West Indies. This and other members of the genus Pithecellobium are easily identified by their paired leaflets on compound leaves. 'Bristly Cat's-Claw' is so named for the many thorns that are present on its stems. Showy pink, globose flower heads are often abuzz with pollinators. Black seeds hang from fleshy appendages as the pea pods dehisce. In its natural habitat, Pithecellobium histrix grows in open pinelands, so it prefers full sun and is drought tolerant. (Pot size: 3 gallon)
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