Texas Ebony

 

Ebenopsis ebano

Fabaceae

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Form: Shrub, or single stem small tree;
Seasonality: Evergreen; partially deciduous in colder zones
Size: 30ft high by 30 ft wide
Leaves: Bi-pinnate compound, alternate, round leaflets, attractive dark green foliage
Flowers: Small, creamy white to yellow puffball; fragrant (late spring)
Fruit: Pod, dark brown, 3-6in long, year round
Stems/Trunks: Well-armed with many thorns; gray stems have distinctive zigzag jointing
Range/Origin: Southern Texas and northern Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 12-13, USDA 9-10

Comments: Moderate litter, Thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun,
  • Water: Low to moderate
  • Soil: Tolerant of most well drained types
  • Propagation: Seed, cuttings
  • Maintenance: Some; pod cleanup, prune to shape

 

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