Screwbean Mesquite


Easily identified by its unique, clustered, screw-shaped beans, the screwbean mesquite is a small, shrubby and thorny tree native to the Sonoran Desert. The edible bean pods have been used for centuries as a source of food for both early human civilizations, as well as wildlife. Makes for a great street tree when there are overhead power lines in the planting area as they usually don’t grow very tall.

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Tree Stats
Native Yes
Type Deciduous
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness 10°F
Water Low to Moderate
Mature Size H: 15-25 ft W: 15 ft
Thorns Yes
Flower Color/Season Yellow/Spring
Litter Moderate
Allergenic Low to Moderate
Multi Trunk? Yes
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