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'Crown Jewel'

'Crown Jewel'

Regular price $317.50 USD
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Plant Type: tree
Plant Height: 20-40 feet
Spread: 20-30 feet
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Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Prosopis alba, commonly known as White Mesquite, is a species of mesquite native to South America. Hybrids involving Prosopis alba have been developed for various reasons, including increased drought tolerance, faster growth rates, and improved form for landscaping purposes. These hybrids often combine the desirable characteristics of Prosopis alba with traits from other species within the genus Prosopis, such as Prosopis glandulosa (Honey Mesquite) or Prosopis juliflora, to enhance their adaptability to different environments and uses.

Prosopis alba hybrids typically exhibit a wide range of heights, from 20 to 40 feet tall, with a spread of 20 to 30 feet. They are known for their hardy and resilient nature, making them well-suited for arid and semi-arid climates. The foliage is generally green, providing shade and ornamental value throughout the year, with deciduous behavior in cooler climates.

These trees thrive in full sun and are highly drought-tolerant, requiring minimal water once established. They are adaptable to a variety of soil types, including poor soils, and can tolerate saline conditions, which makes them valuable for reclamation projects and for landscaping in challenging sites.

In landscaping, Prosopis alba hybrids are valued for their shade-providing canopy, aesthetic appeal, and environmental benefits, such as nitrogen fixation. They can be used as specimen trees, in group plantings for windbreaks, or in parks and large gardens where their size and root system won't interfere with structures.

Overall, Prosopis alba hybrids are a versatile and sustainable choice for landscaping and reforestation projects, particularly in regions where water conservation is a priority. Their ability to thrive with minimal care, combined with their environmental benefits, makes them a valuable addition to sustainable landscapes.

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