Flowering Texas Ebony Bonsai Tree (Pithecolobium Flexicaule)

Flowering Texas Ebony Bonsai Tree (Pithecolobium Flexicaule)


This Texas native, belonging to the Acacia/Mimosa family, is perfectly suited for dry, indoor environments. It boasts short branches adorned with tiny, dark green, bi-pinnate leaflets that form a wide, rounded canopy, casting a gentle, filtered shade. Unlike some Mimosas, the leaves of this tree do not close up when touched. Short thorns are scattered among the branches for a unique texture.

From June to August, the tree is embellished with dense, plume-like spikes of fragrant, light yellow to white blossoms at the ends of its branches. Following the blooms, dark brown woody seed capsules appear and linger on the tree for weeks. In Mexico, these seed pods are a culinary delight, with the shells being roasted and used as a coffee substitute.

This 18-year-old, 13-14" tall indoor flowering bonsai tree has been carefully grown and trained. A suitable humidity/drip tray is recommended and can be added at a small additional cost.