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Pithecelobium flexicaule

Texas Ebony

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Pithecelobium flexicaule
Principal Common Name Texas Ebony
Common Name(s)
Description A slow growing small tree with zig-zag branches and dark green foliage. The leaves are divided and with thorns at the leaf base or along stems. In the spring and early summer it gets fragrant small with puff-ball flowers.
General Comments This is a very tough plant.
Nativity Texas, Mexico
Height Range 15 - 30 FT
Spread Range 15 - 20 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 10 : 11 : 12 : 13
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Feathery : Thorny
Form Small Tree
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Form : Fragrance : Heat Tolerant : Texture

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