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Prosopis juliflora

Common Name(s): Mesquite
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Noxious weed:HI, PR
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=113° (F)    Opt.Max=95° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=57° (F)
Precipitation: 12 to 30 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 36° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light to medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
Grown mainly in Southwestern US and the south. Fair salinity tolerance. Prefers low soil fertility.
Anthrachose, Rust
Environ. - shade/shelt, Poison - mammals, Environ. - agroforest, Fuel - fuelwood, Honey - , Fuel - charcoal, Material - wood
Tree or shrub
Dry climate, tropical-wet and dry, subtropical-humid, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Mexico, Mesoamerica, Northern South America, Western South America
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