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Chilean Mesquite
CHILEAN MESQUITE
Prosopis chilensis

The Chilean Mesquite is used as a shade tree and for firewood. The leaves are used as fodder for livestock and the pods and seeds are of high nutritive value and are ground to make an animal feed. The flowers attract many species of birds, butterflies, and bees.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Trees
Hardiness: 15˚F
Water: Low/Medium
Sun Exposure:
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Fast
Average Size: 30’ H × 30’ W
Coverage: 530 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Semi-evergreen
Foliage Color: Yellow-green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season:
Fruit: Brown seed pods
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: Yes
Allergies: Moderately allergenic
“Thornless” hybrid version available: P. c. 'Thornless' or Arizona'