Palo Verde

Parkinsonia florida, Cercidium 'Desert Museum', Cercidium floridum, Parkinsonia aculeata

  • Full Sun
  • Little to Moderate Water

Blue Palo Verde:
Native to Southwestern U.S. & Mexico.  Beautiful greenish blue foliage with gorgeous bright yellow flowers in Spring and early Summer.  Extremely low water/ drought tolerant, excellent for the modern low water landscape.  Deciduous, but hardly noticeable due to tiny leaves.  Airy/Lacy growth can provide shade once established.

Mexican Palo Verde:
Native to Southwestern U.S. & Mexico. Rapid growth at first, then slow growing. Yellow-green bark, spiny twigs, picturesque form. Sparse leaves 6-9 inches long, with many tiny leaflets that fall in drought or cold. Long bloom in spring of yellow flowers in loose, 3-7 inch-long clusters. Tolerates alkaline soil and requires minimal attention once established. As a shade tree, it filters sun rather than blocking it. Thorns and litter drop are potential problems. Great with succulents and cactus

Desert Museum:
Tough, trouble-free desert tree valued for floral display, shade, and colorful bark. This hybrid grows to 20 ft. tall and as wide in 3 to 5 years. Large 1-inch blossoms appear over a long period; flowering is most profuse in spring, with re-bloom possible in summer. Clean, thornless tree that produces few seedpods and scant litter. Attracts birds. Prune only to enhance form. Great in succulent or cactus gardens.

Garden View Nursery
12901 Lower Azusa Road
Irwindale, CA 91706

(626) 337-4818

Aerial street view map of Garden View Nursery
(Under the power lines at the corner of the 605 FWY and Lower Azusa Road. Midway between the 10 San Bernardino FWY and the 210 Foothill FWY)

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Tuesday – Saturday:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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