- reflective heat, sun, part shade, shade
- average, dry, drought resistant
- fast growing
- Very tolerant - good for disturbed conditions, short lived (10 years), naturalizes and grows easily from seed, good for erosion control.
- Nurse crop, prostrate variety, invasive, don't use near pools, pound along washes in abundance.
- Males bear fall flowers-not showy, females develop attractive buds that produce white silky seeds (airborne), dioesious.
- medium to large shrub
- foliage bright green-few leaves, desert, transitional
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