This deciduous tree has stout thorns that make it a good candidate for windbreak, screen or barrier plantings. It is fast growing, tolerant of heat, drought, wind, cold and severe pruning. Although the flowers are inconspicuous, females produce 5 in. yellow green wrinkled oranges. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Deep water 10-14 days. Not temperature sensitive or disease prone, and does not need protection.