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Parkinsonia praecox (Palo Brea, Sonoran Palo Verde)

Parkinsonia praecox
Palo Brea, Sonoran Palo Verde

This native of Mexico has a strong umbrella shape, with arching lime green branches and smooth lime green trunks. The thorny branches are lined with blue-green compound leaves, which may be shed during cold or extreme drought. Clusters of yellow flowers are produced in the spring. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Early Summer
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 25 (ft)
Spread 25 (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
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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