Screwbean Mesquite


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The Screwbean Mesquite  is a resilient and adaptable desert shrub or small tree renowned for its unique twisted seed pods resembling corkscrews. Ideal for arid regions, this drought-tolerant species thrives in well-drained soil with full sun exposure, commonly found in deserts and semi-arid landscapes. When planting, ensure the site has excellent drainage, as Screwbean Mesquites are susceptible to root rot in overly wet conditions. This hardy plant is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 8-10.

Water usage for Screwbean Mesquites is moderate to low, making them well-suited for xeriscape or water-wise landscaping. Once established, these mesquites require minimal irrigation, reflecting their adaptation to arid environments. The plant typically assumes a shrub-like form with an open, airy structure, and it can also be pruned into a tree-like shape. Its twisted seed pods add an intriguing aesthetic element to the landscape while contributing to its drought-resilient nature, making the Screwbean Mesquite a valuable and visually appealing addition to water-conscious gardening in arid climates.

Dimensions 6303710 × 63028719 in

Full Sun, Part Sun

Foiliage Habit


Fruit Ripens


Growth Rate


Foilage Color


Soil PH

Neutral, Slightly Alkaline, Alkaline

Soil Type(s)

Clay, Loam, Sandy

Fall Color


Flowering Season(s)

Spring, Summer, Winter

Flower Color



Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11

Water Usage

Moderate, High

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