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Argentine Mesquite

Argentine Mesquite

Regular price $84.20 USD
Regular price Sale price $84.20 USD
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Plant Type: tree
Plant Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20-35 feet
Flower Color: yellowish-green
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Argentine Mesquite, or Prosopis alba, is a deciduous tree native to South America, notably Argentina, hence its name. It is renowned for its durability, adaptability, and attractive appearance, making it a popular choice in both landscaping and for its wood.

The Argentine Mesquite is characterized by a broad, spreading canopy that provides ample shade, making it a favored tree in parks, large gardens, and for lining streets. The leaves are bipinnately compound, giving the tree a fine-textured and airy appearance. During spring and early summer, it produces yellowish-green flowers that are small but numerous, creating a subtle yet pleasing effect. These flowers are followed by long, slender seed pods that are typical of the Mesquite family.

One of the key attributes of Argentine Mesquite is its hardiness. It can thrive in a variety of soil types, including poor, arid conditions, and once established, it is remarkably drought-resistant. This resilience, coupled with its rapid growth rate, makes it a suitable choice for areas with challenging climates.

In addition to its practical uses, Argentine Mesquite is also valued for its ornamental qualities. The tree's bark is rough and textured, adding visual interest, especially in the winter months when the tree is leafless. The wood of the Argentine Mesquite is highly prized for furniture making and for use in barbecuing, as it imparts a distinctive flavor.

Overall, the Argentine Mesquite is a versatile and attractive tree that offers both functional and aesthetic benefits. Its ability to adapt to various conditions and its beautiful form make it a valuable addition to diverse landscape projects.

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