Water Needs

Light Needs

Common Name

Chilean Mesquite

Scientific Name

Prosopis chilensis

Plant Type

Shade Trees

Deciduous / Evergreen


Special Features

Thornless variety of mesquite



Growth Habit


Growth Rate


Average Landscape Size

30' x 30'

Care Information

Very fast growing with a beautiful delicate leaf texture. Make thinning cuts to the crown to avoid becoming too top heavy while the roots are still getting established. Marginally hardy in Washington County. We lost half of our garden specimens in spite of a mild 2015-16 winter. We lost several thereafter to wind damage. This is a high maintenance tree, but if you have the patience and skill to train it while young it can provide nice filtered shade in a hurry.

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USDA Hardiness Zone

20° F, Zone 9

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