Leslie Roy Mesquite
Prosopis x 'Leslie Roy' PP #23,360
Pronunciation: PROS-oh-pis chil-EN-sis vel-oo-TEE-nuh)
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Once established water deeply occasionally.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Gramma Grass (Bouteloua); Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum); Prickly Pear (Opuntia); Fairy Duster (Calliandra); Rock Rose (Cistus); Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||The 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.|
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