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Growing Honey Mesquite Seedlings

Updated: May 22, 2019

The quick and convenient guide to growing your Honey Mesquite trees!



Growing A Honey Mesquite Tree Seedling

Honey mesquite trees are a beautiful drought tolerant tree that pop with lovely bright yellow flowers in the Spring. Honey mesquite trees are a member of the legume family and actually add nitrogen into the soil surrounding the tree.


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Honey Mesquite Tree Care Tips


When growing honey mesquite trees, you should know that they thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 11. Honey mesquite trees are highly tolerant of heat and highly drought resistant once established. Honey mesquite trees thrive in full sun, and are not picky about the soil type as long as it is well draining. Because honey mesquite trees are desert plants regulating the amount of irrigation they get is an important part of ensuring your honey mesquite trees with thrive. If your honey mesquite trees get too much water, it will grow too fast and the wood will be weak.


Honey Mesquite Seedling Planting Tips

To plant your new honey mesquite seedling, prepare the tree’s new site by pre-digging a large hole and testing the area;'s drainage. If area is slow to drain, dig planting hole 25% deeper and fill extra 25% with small pebbles or sand. Position the taproot so that it will grow straight down into the soil. Slowly backfill the hole, lightly tamping down the soil to prevent air pockets. Once the hole is filled, water the newly planted honey mesquite tree deeply and thoroughly. Watering with a rooting fertilizer can help reduce transplant shock.

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