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What is a Texas ebony tree?

Last Updated: 17th April, 2020

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Texas-ebony is a 25-30 ft. shrub or tree with a rounded, dense crown. Dark green, twice-pinnate leaves are borne from spiny branches. White blooms are followed by 4-6 in. seed pods which persist through the winter.

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Then, how big does a Texas ebony tree get?

Texas Ebony, Ebenopsis ebano (formerly classified as Pithecellobium flexicaule), is slow-growing, reaching 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide. This versatile tree is valued for both its specimen quality in patios and gardens, or as a screen or barrier plant.

Also, how fast does a Texas ebony tree grow? Growth Rate This tree grows at a slow to medium rate, with height increases of anywhere from less than 12" to 24" per year.

In respect to this, what does a Texas ebony tree look like?

Produces fragrant creamy white and yellow flowers in late spring and intermittently throughout the summer. Features dark green leaves that are bipinnately divided, with oval leaflets. Yields 4–6" long seed pods that are brown or black. Grows in a rounded shape.

How do you prune a ebony tree in Texas?

In its natural form, Texas ebony grows a dense canopy to the ground. Prune in early summer to raise the canopy. Prune only a few side branches, until the crown is at the desired height. Wear protective clothing when working with this tree, as its stipular spines are very sharp.

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