SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA, Anza-Borrego State Park, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to Southwestern United States.
A Prosopis glandulosa in Smoke Tree Ranch is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 39 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 194 inches and a crown spread of 69 feet.
Additional Common Names
MESQUITE, HONEY MESQUITE
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.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prosopis glandulosa Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 17, 2019.
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