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Prosopis juliflora (Arizona Native Mesquite, Velvet Mesquite)

Prosopis juliflora
Velvet Mesquite, Arizona Mesquite, Neltuma velutina, Prosopis articulata, Prosopis chilensis var. velutina, Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis juliflora var. articulata, Prosopis juliflora var. velutina

Arizona native mesquite develops into a large deciduous shrub or medium-sized tree, growing to about 30' tall and wide. Its dense canopy of ferny green foliage provides welcome shade in the summer months. It does have small, sharp thorns so be cautious about site selection. This tree is native from southern Arizona into western Texas and south into Mexico, and is common at elevations below 5,000 feet. This extremely tough tree is tolerant of drought, full sun, reflected heat, and is cold-hardy to 0° F.

Plant Type Native, Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 20' - 30 (ft)
Spread 20' - 30 (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Rain Gardens
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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