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Arizona Mescal Bean
ARIZONA MESCAL BEAN
Sophora arizonica

The Arizona Mescal Bean is a shrub that can be trained as a small tree. With its clusters of fragrant lavender flowers, this southwestern native is known to attract pollinators such as bees. Minimal pruning necessary.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Shrubs
Hardiness: 15˚F
Water: Low/Medium
Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Slow
Average Size: 10’ H × 8’ W
Coverage: 50 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color: Gray-green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Season: Spring
Fruit: Woody, tan seedpods
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Unknown
Seeds are poisonous, but are covered in a hard coating. If ingested, they often pass through without effect as long as the coating remains intact.