Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)

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Honey Mesquite is a medium-height, often shrubby, deciduous tree. Its leaves are bright-green and feathery. The tree features long thorns. In cultivation Honey Mesquite offers the perfect amount of bright, dappled shade, allowing for plants to grow underneath it.  

Honey Mesquite needs deep watering to become a tree, but once established, it is drought-tolerant. If not deep watered, the plant will remain a shrub. Plant honey mesquite in full sun, and away from your home and other structures.  

Honey Mesquite is a "phreatophyte" which means that its large and spreading root system is able to draw water from its water supply from near the water table. 



Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun
Mature height up to 30 ft
Mature width up to 40 ft
Attracts  Butterflies, birds
Host plant Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus, Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola, Heiligbrodt's Mesquite Moth Sphingicampa heiligbrodti.
Notes Provides nesting material or site for native bees. Native bee friendly. Nitrogen fixer. Needs well-draining soil.





 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)