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Ebony, TexasPithecellobium flexicaule

Ebony, Texas—Pithecellobium flexicaule

Zones 9 - 11
Zones 9 - 11

Hardiness Zones: Zones 9 - 11
The Texas Ebony can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Texas Ebony falls into the following type(s): Evergreens

35' - 80' High
35' - 80' High

Mature Height:
The Texas Ebony grows to be 35' - 80' feet in height.

20' - 30' Spread
20' - 30' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Texas Ebony has a spread of about 20' - 30' at full maturity.

Slow to Medium Growth
Slow to Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This ebony does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Texas Ebony grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This ebony has rounded, spreading or horizontal, vase shape.

More Info
More Info


The Texas Ebony can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

Attributes:
The Texas Ebony has fragrant flowers and is a good street and shade tree because of its ability to grow in small places with compacted soil.

Description:
Preferring well-drained, alkaline soils, Texas Ebony will thrive in full sun with little water once established. Trees are tolerant of wind and compacted soil, helping to make them a popular choice for arid landscapes. Fruit litter is not a problem.

Wildlife Value:
Growing in open areas of the warm South, Texas ebony provides valuable shelter for mammals and birds. Birds eat the fruits and seeds.

History/Lore/Use:
Its seeds can be eaten and the shells used as an alternative for coffee. The seeds may also be dried and made into jewelry.

Moisture:
The Texas Ebony needs care and watering when young, but once established can survive the driest conditions.

Leaves:
The leaves are dark green bipinnately divided with oval leaflets.

Flower Color:
The flowers are creamy white and yellow.

Bloom Time:
This tree blooms in late spring and intermittently throughout the summer..

Fruit Description:
The fruit is 4-6" long seed pods that are black to brown.