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  Texas Ebony (Ebony Blackbead)  
Common Name: Texas Ebony (Ebony Blackbead)
Latin Name: Pithecellobium flexicaule
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Whitish flowers form brown seed pods.
Comments: Very drought tolerant native.
Problems: Small thorns on branchlets. Susceptible to freeze damage and overwatering.
Firewise: Yes
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