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Parkinsonia X ‘Desert Museum’ (Desert Museum Palo Verde)

Parkinsonia X 'Desert Museum'
Desert Museum Palo Verde

This hybrid is three way cross between Parkinsonia microphylla, P. florida, and P. aculeata. Thornless, fast-growing and upright, this tree is a popular choice for parking lots and streetscapes. The small compound leaves and smooth bark are lime green. Masses of yellow flowers are produced from March though May, with sporadic flowering during the summer months. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, and be careful not to overwater.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 25 (ft)
Spread 25 (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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