Argentine Mesquite
Prosopis alba var. colorado

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Prosopis (PROS-oh-pis) (Info)
Species: alba var. colorado

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gilbert, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Henderson, Nevada

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 14, 2007, ogrejelly from Gilbert, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

A beautiful tree with darker bark and vigorous growth. Perfect canopy effect if trimmed and kept neat. Mine happens to be by our pool and we suffer in Phoenix from Jan March while the fine blades and stalks fall. Around June flowers will arrive then followed with a bean drop. Yes these are messy trees but take very little water and are indestructible.

Positive

On Jul 15, 2004, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

This variety "Colorado" is thornless and has greater hardiness.