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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Pithecellobium flexicaule-Texas Ebony

Slow growing. Evergreen. Chihuahuan desert legume. Dense shade. Very thorny. Naturally low spreading form. Zig zag branching habit. Fragrant pale yellow flowers spring. Maybe winter deciduous in cold areas. Will maintain good foliage with low water.  Vicious thorns. Woody brown pods create litter. Found on sandy to clay loams, clays & thin hard limestone Texas and New Mexico.  Can be a shrub or a good sized tree. Not cold tolerant beyond 9b.

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