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Rosie Certified SavATree discuss the Trees Of The Month: #Mesquite

Chilean Mesquite

Form: Tree

Seasonality: Semi-evergreen

Size: 30 ft wide by 30 ft high

Leaves: Compound, dark green, fine texture

Flowers: Yellow-green

Fruit: Seed pods, seeds are edible

Stems/Trunks: Upright and airy

Range/Origin: South America

Comments: Some varieties have thorns.  

 

Velvet Mesquite 

Form: Tree

Seasonality: Deciduous

Size: 25 ft high by 25 ft wide

Leaves: Compound, gray-green

Flowers: Pale yellow, spring

Fruit: Seed pods

Stems/Trunks: Can be shrub-like

Range/Origin: Arizona, Mexico, West Texas

Comments: Thorny, very good for wildlife

 

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