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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Prosopis chilensis-Chilean Mesquite

 Can be evergreen to semi-deciduous, small to good sized to 30'.  Pinnately compound.  Fast with moisture.  Some are thornless.  Full sun.  Good drainage.  Drought tolerant.  Grows either singly or multitrunked.  Dark coarse textured bark.  Upright grower with wide crown and flat top and can sometimes be semi pendulous. Yellow catkin-like flowers in spring.  Root system can be invasive.  Troubled with scale, mistletoe and even rabbits.


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