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Parkinsonia microphylla (Foothills Palo Verde)

Parkinsonia microphylla
Foothills Palo Verde, Littleleaf Palo Verde

This craggy, spiny, slow-growing tree occurs in the Southwest on rocky slopes. Lime green stems and branches carry on photosynthesis in the absence of the tiny leaves. Masses of light yellow flowers cover the tree in the spring after the Parkinsonia florida has bloomed. Plant in full sun and provide excellent drainage.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Slow
Height 20 (ft)
Spread 20 (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes
Tolerance Cold
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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