Prosopis glandulosa      
Honey mesquite    
Fabaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: graceful, single or multi-stemmed tree
Size: 15-40ft with equal spread
Leaves: shiny, bright green; bipinnately compound with 1-2in linear leaflets
Flowers: drooping catkin of creamy white flowers; bloom in spring
Fruit: 3-9in straight seed pods
Range/Origin: southwestern US, midwest US, northern Mexico
Hardiness: to 15°F



research by Master Gardener Jodie Bagley


leaf form is somewhat similar to Schinus molle
aka Texas Honey Mesquite

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