Leslie Roy Mesquite

Prosopis x 'Leslie Roy' PP #23,360

SKU
09173
With the best traits of two desert trees, this remarkably thorn-free hybrid has a picturesque upright-branching habit. Blue-green, fern-like foliage casts welcome dappled shade beneath its canopy. A stunning, heat and drought tolerant accent perfectly suited for the arid Southwest and desert landscapes. Creamy white flowers in spring. Semi-evergreen.
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Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPROS-oh-pis chil-EN-sis vel-oo-TEE-nuh)
LoreThe genus Prosopis includes the famous native trees of the American Southwest that produce nutritious pods vital to the material culture of many Native American tribes within its range, used for both food fiber and implements. The Pima Indians of southern Arizona referred to the mesquite as the Tree of Life. The Chilean mesquite has been widely planted in the Southwest and readily cross pollinates with the native species. Spontaneous hybrids have appeared naturally which display qualities of both ancestors. Like many members of the legume family, mesquites have the ability to restore nitrogen to the soil.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGramma Grass (Bouteloua); Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum); Prickly Pear (Opuntia); Fairy Duster (Calliandra); Rock Rose (Cistus); Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)

Thrives in lean to average, fast-draining soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water only occasionally, as needed to encourage vigor; over-watering causes structurally weak wood. Fertilize lightly when new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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