One of the best trees for dry soil and extreme temperature changes (highway medians!.
Tend to be short lived -- expect the trunks or main branches to begin dying back once the tree is about 20 years old.
Many people ask about it in July, " What's the tree blooming pink in the median of I-94?"
It's not flower, it's this tree's seed pods, which mature in July and can be an outstanding pink.
A truly spectacular orange to red, sometimes with both colors on the same tree.