Tenaza, Pithecellobium pallens Tenaza, Havardia pallens, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Common Name Huajillo, Tenaza
Latin Name Havardia pallens
Native Habitat Texas, northern Mexico 1,000 to 3,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Once to twice per month in summer
Height X Width 20 feet X 15 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Green, fern-like bipinnate, evergreen
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Songbird, Sonoran, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Fragrant, white, ball shaped flowers May through August, cold marginal
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and bees, nesting for songbirds
Native American Uses Unknown
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Havardia_pallens.html
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/Tenaza/Tenaza.htm
    Images and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HAPA10
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=23833
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/60169/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HAPA10
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HAPA10
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.desertsurvivors.org/Nursery/Trees.html