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

Pithecellobium flexicaule, Acacia flexicaulis, Ebenopsis flexicaulis

Texas Ebony
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Texas to Florida, Yucatan
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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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