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PlantFiles: Screwbean Mesquite
Prosopis pubescens

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Prosopis (PROS-oh-pis) (Info)
Species: pubescens (pew-BES-senz) (Info)

12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials
Trees

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:
Deciduous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive adp_abq On Dec 14, 2006, adp_abq from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7b) wrote:

Excellent drought tolerant small tree for the southwest (up to 5,000 feet).

Regional...

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

Maricopa, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Blue Diamond, Nevada
Albuquerque, New Mexico



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