Screwbean Mesquite
Prosopis pubescens

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

Category:

Perennials

Trees

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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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:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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).