Honey Mesquite

 

 

Prosopis glandulosa 

 

Fabaceae

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Form: Tree
Seasonality; Deciduous, perennial

Size: 40ft high by 40 ft wide

Leaves: Shiny, bright green; bi-pinnate compound with 1-2in linear leaflets
Flowers: Drooping catkin of creamy white flowers; bloom in spring
Fruit: 3-9in straight seed pods
Stems/Trunks:  Often multi-trunked unless trained to a single bole
Range/Origin: Southwestern US, Midwest US, northern Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 10-13, 18-24, 15F

Comments: Seasonal litter, Large thorns

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full to partial sun
  • Water: Low to Moderate, roots will search out water
  • Soil: Tolerant, good drainage
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Maintenance: Some; seasonal pod litter

 

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