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Thornless Chilean Mesquite - Prosopis Chilensis



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    High Desert Locations of Thornless Chilean Mesquite: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vJH565MjQEZORU7OVof5n0TjFjaD1VLy&usp=sharing

    Sunset Zones: 10-13, H1, H2

    USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-9

    Sun Exposure: Full Sun

    pH Range: Neutral to Highly Alkaline

    Soil: Dry Soil

    Drought Tolerance: Very Drought Tolerant

    Growth Rate: 36” per year

    Growth Habit: Rounded or Umbrella Shaped

    Height: 30ft.

    Width: 30ft.

    Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous

    Longevity: 50 to 150 years

    Litter Issue: Large dry seed pods

    Pests and Diseases: Ganoderma Root Rot, Mesquite Twig Girdler, Slime Flux, and Mistletoe

    Branch Strength: Medium

    Root Damage Potential: Low (Planting near septic tanks can cause significant problems)

    Suckering Potential: Moderate

    Special Care:  

    Pruning Advice: Prune 20% of the canopy per year to help roots expand and increase ability to withstand wind

    Watering Advice: Infrequent, deep waterings are advised

    Staking: Advised through the first few years.


    Microclimate: These are perfect trees for our desert climate. No specific microclimate needed.