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Prosopis pubescens - Screwbean Mesquite (Plant)

Prosopis pubescens - Screwbean Mesquite (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameProsopis pubescens
Common NameScrewbean Mesquite
Plant TypeTree
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Inland-Sun,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeSand, fast draining
Flower ColorYellow, Gold
Flowering MonthsApril, May, June, July, August, September
Evergreen/DeciduousWinter deciduous/dormant
Height by Width25ft. x 20ft.
Specialty Features
  • Butterflies/Moths
  • Hummingbirds
  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators


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