| New Mexico Locust, Southwestern Locust, Hojalito|
New Mexico Locust is an infrequent or rare spiny shrub or small tree that forms large thickets and sprouts freely from stumps and roots. In Texas it grows in the Guadalupe Mountains in west Texas, above 5,200 feet, and on North Franklin Mountain in El Paso. The rose-colored flowers are large and showy.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: rose
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: flat light-brown pod
Height: to 15 ft.
Width: to 15 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: alkaline
Additional Comments: Black Locust, R. pseudoacacia, is widely cultivated in Texas but is an introduced tree.