A subtropical, sem-evergreen, medium-sized tree or shrub usually having multiple trunks and a rounded canopy. Anaqua is found in all types of soil but is most common in the Rio Grande Valley. It grows largest in river bottoms and in alkaline soils with good drainage. Anaqua provides good cover and is desirable by wildlife for both food and cover. The fruit is sweet, highly palatable and is eaten by birds, including quail, white-winged doves and chachalacas, and by mammals including coyotes, raccoons, and feral hogs.