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Screwbean Mesquite Trees, Prosopis pubescens.

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Screwbean Mesquite, Prosopis pubescens.
Photo Taken April 10, 2006.
At The Glendale, Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden.
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Screwbean Mesquite.
Prosopis pubescens.
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Screwbean Mesquite.
Prosopis pubescens.
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Screwbean Mesquite.
Prosopis pubescens.
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Screwbean Mesquite.
Prosopis pubescens.

Screwbean Mesquite Tree.
Prosopis pubescens, Bean or Legume Family ( Fabaceae ), Screwbean Mesquite.

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The honey mesquite or screw ( Prosopis pubescens ) is a small tree or shrub native to the arid regions of Mexico ( Baja California , Chihuahua , Coahuila and Sonora ) and the southwestern United States, ( from Texas to California ).

A single or multi - stemmed deciduous small tree or shrub reaching up to 20 to 40 feet tall and about the same or slightly wider width; vase shaped, open and spreading.


Quick Notes:

Height: About 20 to 30 feet. Same spread.

Flowers: Pale green - yellow, 2 to 3 inches long, appearing in late spring and early summer. Inflorescences, axillary spikes.

Blooming Time: April to June.

Seed Pod: A light brown or tan tightly coiled legume, 1 to 2 inches long, ripening in the middle to late summer.

Leaves: The leaves are Alternate, bipinnately compound, 1 to 2 inches long, usually with only two major leaflets (may occasionally have 2 to 3 pairs), each leaflet has 6 to 9 pairs of narrow minor leafletsabout 1/2 to 1 inch long. They have entire margins with a fuzzy surface, green, to gray-green above, slightly paler below.

Stems/Trunks: An attractive gray shaggy - rough trunk; the twigs are jointy, branches gnarled and twisted. Some spines about 3/4 inch long on the stems.

Found: The USDA claims it is native to the USA (AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX, UT). It is also native to the arid regions & riparian areas of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of Mexico, in Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Sonora.

Elevation: 0 to 5,500 feet.

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Habitat: Sandy desert soils, hot, sunny areas, good drainage, desert riparian woodland, and shrub habitats; up to 5500 feet elevation.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken At Glendale, Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. April 10, 2006. Hardiness 10 - 15F. Maintenance: winter pod cleanup.

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