southwest native has fuzzy yellow 2" long flower spikes
from April to June. A deciduous tree, it has medium green
It differs from Prosopis glandulosa with smaller
spines and leaves, leaves 5-8 pairs not 10 or more, twigs gray
not red, and the bean forming distinctive tight coils.
It grows best in deep well-drained soil in full sun.
It will accept ample water but is considered very drought
tolerant. It often forms a multi-trunked tree or large shrub
with shaggy bark on older specimens. Mistletoe and scale may
pose a problem but rarely endangers the tree.
Hardy to 0° F.
USDA Zone 7.