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HONEY MESQUITE
Prosopis glandulosa

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Photo Locations: The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA, Anza-Borrego State Park, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Has thorns.

Native to Southwestern United States.

A Prosopis glandulosa in Tulare is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 34 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 106 inches and a crown spread of 82 feet.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

MESQUITE, HONEY MESQUITE

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 35 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring, Summer or Fall Edible and Wildlife use it.

Bark Brown, Blocky, Rough or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 10 - 13 and 18 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Shade Tree.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prosopis glandulosa Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prosopis-glandulosa >

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