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Parkinsonia florida (Blue Palo Verde)

Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde

An Arizona native. The blue-green branches carry on photosynthesis when the small blue-green, compound leaves drop due to drought or cold. Masses of bright yellow flowers cover this tree in the spring through early summer, blooming before the Parkinsonia microphylla. Plant in full sun, reflected heat, and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Early Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 30 (ft)
Spread 30 (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Cold, Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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