Velvet Mesquite

Arizona Mesquite

 

 

Prosopis velutina

 

Fabaceae

 

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Form: Tree
Seasonality
: Deciduous

Size: 25 ft high by 25 ft wide
Leaves
: Compound, gray-green
Flowers
: pale yellow, spring
Fruit
: Seed pods
Stems/Trunks
: can be shrub-like
Range/Origin
: Arizona, Mexico, West Texas
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 10-13, 18-24, 0o F

Comments: Thorny, very good for wildlife

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun, reflective heat

        Water: Very Low

        Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Minimal, seed pod litter

 

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