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Prosopis pubescens

Screwbean Mesquite

Screwbean Mesquite,mesquite
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Prosopis pubescens
Principal Common Name Screwbean Mesquite
Common Name(s) Screwbean Mesquite,Mesquite
Description A shrub or small bluish green foliage tree with shaggy bark and thorns. It gets it's common name for the clusters of spirally twisted seed pods following rod-shaped yellow flowers.
General Comments This is a very deeply rooted tree and can tolerate almost any poor soil and grow in rocky areas.
Nativity Arizona, Texas, Mexico
Height Range 20 - 30 FT
Spread Range 20 - 30 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Blue-green
Leaf Texture Fern-like : Fine
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Dry : Poor : Rocky : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Drought tolerant : Flower : Form : Heat Tolerant : Seed Pod : Shape : Texture

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