Metrosideros, the seed pods look exactly like honey mesquite...
I did some googling... and i found this. http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Prosopis_chilensis.html
perhaps this is a thornless cutting...as mentioned in the above link.
I havent found any other references to thorn-less varieties other than the Chilean and Argentine... but perhaps someone has come up with a thorn-less honey mesquite.
I noticed that the popular nurseries here are selling all three varieties. Chilean, Argentine and Honey mesquite... but only the Chile and Argentine ones are mentioned as thorn-less...
Im going to do more research on this... maybe i will find it.
realbirdlady, I do belive that the white seed pods that i have the ones that are a bit wider are the velvet mequite.. thanks for your help with that.
another pict of the tree.
yep, there is a thornless honey mesquite... this is not going to be as easy as i thought... im going to mark this as solved because there is no way to be for sure what variety this is until i see the flower ...Thanks realbirdlady and Metrosideros for helping me to narrow this down... :)