Chilean Mesquite (Prosopis chilenis )


Chilean Mesquite

Prosopis chilenis

  • One of the best trees for light filtered shade
  • Loves the heat!
  • Excellent next to patios, porches and pathways
  • Effective as a privacy screen

We love to plant Chilean Mesquite in groups because they can create a canopy that can provide filtered shade, which is perfect for reducing the heat and glare during those hot, sunny days! Native to South America, these heat-loving trees are also known by the botanical name Prosopis chilenis and they are an excellent addition next to patios, porches or pathways, where they can bring cooling relief. Beside the shade they can provide, these are also very attractive trees with a twisted trunk that looks amazing lit up with nighttime landscape lighting! If you’re looking to make a privacy screen, we recommend planting them along a border to create a naturally elegant hedge that adds plenty of curb appeal too!

Anyone looking for an easy to care for tree will love the Chilean Mesquite. They can grow to be a medium sized tree and love to grow in a spot that gets plenty of full sun exposure. And since they are drought tolerant once established, they will only require low to moderate watering needs.

These are excellent trees planted as a single specimen in the front yard and are also the perfect companion to a variety of plants, including Yucca and Texas Sage. And when young, the elegant foliage and stems cast a shade of purple that adds a unique look to any yard. Of course, if you’re looking to add some shady relief to your yard right away, we recommend buying as big as you can. No doubt about it, these are a great choice for any waterwise landscape and anyplace where filtered shade is desired!

We have Chilean Mesquite trees for sale in a variety of sizes and our professional planting and delivery service will get any sized order planted just right!


Dark, textured trunk contrasts well with bright green foliage

Thornless variety of Mesquite

Extremely durable specimens custom grown for Western climates

Tree bark fantastic for barbecue use