It is a medium to small tree, with a rounded crown and crooked, sloping branches with light foliage, and pairs of straight thorns in twigs. It usually reaches 5 to 9 m in height, but can reach 14 m. It blooms from March to November, with pale, yellow and elongated spikes, and fruits in yellow pods, edible by many wild animal species.
It is native to the arid and semi-arid areas of the southern United States and northern Mexico. In addition, it is distributed throughout the American continent from Central America, northern South America, and the Caribbean islands.
In Islas del Mar the mesquites can be appreciated throughout the entire property.