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Ebenopsis ebano (Texas Ebony)

Ebenopsis ebano
Texas Ebony, Black-bead Ebony, Ebony Ape's-earring, Ebano

This native of the Rio Grande plains of south Texas forms a large evergreen shrub or small tree that can vary considerably in size. It usually grows as a multi-trunked or low branching form. Its dark, glossy green compound leaves are arranged along thorny branches with a distinctive zig-zag pattern. Creamy yellow, fragrant clusters of flowers are produced from May to October. They are followed by large, decorative woody pods. Plant in full to part sun and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 15'-40' (ft)
Spread 15'-30' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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