Velvet Mesquite

Prosopis velutina

plant type:
tree
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
High

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AlkalineSalt

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
5000
Counties: 
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination rate: 
Fast
Germination Requirements: 
dried seeds must be scarified; fresh seeds do not need treatment

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
DisturbanceFireRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Drought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
Edible seed pots; good firewood
Citations:

Uchytil 1990; Brown & Archer 1989