A native to South America. Chilean Mesquite Prosopis Chilensis Heat loving, drought tolerant tree having an open, airy, crown. Easy-Growing Shade and Long-Lived Adaptability Why Mesquite Trees?Known as the “Tree of Life,” the Mesquite Tree is famous for supplying shade, classic good looks and easy benefits. Excellent specimen for a dry rock garden or waterwise landscape, or adjacent to patios or pathways in need of light shade. In spring flowers are yellow-green, catkin like. Refined foliage and stems have a purple cast when young. Upright growth habit with a wide crown and open canopy. Shop 10.25-gallon yellow honey mesquite feature tree in pot (l14932) in the trees section of Lowes.com Native Americans throughout its range used the trees for food fiber and implements. Leaflets are a deep green, in 9 to 30 pairs, the blades oblong, linear-oblong, linear, or linear-lanceolate, 1/4" to 1/2" long. In fact, Mesquites are extremely adaptable and tolerant to a wide range of growing conditions, making them well-suited to nearly any type of landscape. The fissured trunks of Thornless Mesquite trees, also known as Chilean Mesquite trees, are capped with a green canopy that provides good shade. In most cases the tree is thornless. Many spontaneous hybrids have appeared naturally which display qualities of both ancestors. The Chilean mesquite has been widely planted in the Southwest and readily cross pollinates with the native species. They grow up to 30’ tall. Tipu. Trunks are coarsely textured, dark in color and can be multi or single trunk.