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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Prosopis glandulosa-Honey Mesquite

     Prosopis glandulosa is the most reliably cold-hardy mesquite, tolerating temperatures down to 0 F. It has a wide spreading form to about 30 feet tall by 30-35 feet wide. The leaves are bright green, with widely-spaced leaflets. The leaves look very similar to those of California Pepper (Schinus molle). The smooth gray bark provides a wonderful contrast to the green foliage. Texas honey mesquite is completely deciduous. USDA Zone 7.


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