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Chilean Mesquite
Scientific Name: Prosopis chilensis Stuntz
Synonym: Ceratonia chilensis
Family: Fabaceae
Chilean Mesquite (Prosopis chilensis)
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Chilean mesquite at the Desert Botanical Garden.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13,27-30
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-9C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Chile

Growth Habits: Mostly deciduous trees, up to 30 feet tall (9 m)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Although the Chilean Mesquite has normally thorns, a thornless cutting-propagated cultivar is available.
Chilean Mesquite (Prosopis chilensis)

Chilean Mesquite (Prosopis chilensis)

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