Pithecellobium flexicaule, Acacia flexicaulis, Ebenopsis flexicaulis, Texas Ebony. Pithecellobium sp.
Pithecellobium sp.

Pithecellobium flexicaule, Acacia flexicaulis, Ebenopsis flexicaulis

Texas Ebony
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Texas to Florida, Yucatan
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Evergreen tree, semi deciduous in the coldest part of its range, growing very slowly up to 30 feet tall (6 m), 30 feet wide (6 m); stems with zigzag jointing.

Drought tolerant; faster growth with irrigation, best with 1-2 deep irrigations per month. On the other hand, if it is used as a bonsai in a small pot frequent irrigation will be necessary.

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