NEW MEXICO LOCUST suitable for counties:
NEVADA: Clark, Lincoln, White Pine
NEW MEXICO: Bernalillo, Catron, Colfax, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union
COLORADO: Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Garfield, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mesa
CALIFORNIA: San Bernardino
WYOMING: All counties
UTAH: Washington
TEXAS: Culberson, Ellis
ARIZONA: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai

New mexico locust belongs to family of fabaceae plants, its species name is neomexicana. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. New mexico locust has green foliage and bears purple colored flowers. New mexico locust booms in late spring.The plant grows in irregular form with multiple stems. New mexico locust is a fast growing plant, a mature New mexico locust can grow up to 25 feet. This plant is some what tolerant to draught conditions. Other varieties of this plant are New Mexico locustNew Mexico locust, and Rusby's locust

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Purple
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height, Mature (feet) : 25
Drought Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 160
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -23 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Late Spring


Bloom Period : Late Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 21600
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : High
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Slow


Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : High
Palatable Graze Animal : High Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Medium
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No


Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : Medium
Coppice Potential : Yes Fall Conspicuous : Yes
Fire Resistance : Yes Flower Color : Purple
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Porous Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Fine Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 4
Height, Mature (feet) : 25 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : Low
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Irregular
Toxicity : Moderate

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : High Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : Medium Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 160
Hedge Tolerance : High Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 7.0 pH (Maximum) : 8.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 100 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 7000
Precipitation (Minimum) : 35 Precipitation (Maximum) : 35
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 12 Salinity Tolerance : Low
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -23


New Mexico locust
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.


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