Prosopis juliflora velutina

Prosopis juliflora velutina

Velvet mesquite

Previous scientific name(s): Neltuma velutina, Prosopsis articulata, Prosopsis chilensis var. velutina, Prosopsis juliflora, Prosopsis juliflora

Small to medium deciduous tree whose height depends on depth to water table. Occurs as a shrub on plains and slopes with roots extending as deep as 60 ft., while along streams roots are much shallower and plant will grow to 30 ft. Foliage and pods are eaten by livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 30 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
51.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
13,500
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Cream to White
Blooming Season: 
Spring