- Also Known As: Pricky Ash, Hercules Club
- Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
- Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
- Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Sun
- Water Demand: Low
- Landscape Use: Screen - Physical (e.g., barriers)
- Ornamental Value:
- Native/Adapted: Native
- Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies
- Season: Spring
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
- Plant Form: Rounded, Upright
- Plant Spread: 15'
- Plant Height: 20'
DescriptionThe greenish flowers are small and bloom in the spring. The reddish brown fruit is eaten by a number of bird species. One of the best larval food sources for Giant Swallowtail butterflies. Light gray bark with knobby protuberances. Leaves and bark can be used to calm a toothache.