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Botanical Name:
Parkinsonia aculeata

Common Name(s):
Palo Verde, Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn

Mountain States Nursery
aculeata=prickly Very fast growing with sparse foliage & very long narrow leaves. Yellow flowers with orange red throats spring for month+. Very messy, thorny, weedy & shortlived. Usually found on limestone soils in areas with moisture but is strongly drought tolerant. Withstands saline conditions. Can be cold or drought deciduous. Half hardy to Dallas. Light airy tree. Green barked

Information by George Hull MSN 
Dig hole, insert plant slightly higher than soil grade. Disturb root ball very little. No amendments, just native soil. No fertilizers. Backfill the hole .Water lavishly. Mulch top of soil around plant in a 4' diameter circle. - Bert Wilson Las Pilitas
Sun: Full
Water: Low
Growth Rate: Moderate
Hydrozones: #1
Soil Type: Sandy
Soil Condition:
Soil pH: Neutral
Adverse Factors: Thorns
Design Styles: Desert
Accenting Features: Attractive Bark
Seasonal Interest: Winter
Location Uses: Background
Special Uses: N/A
Attracts Wildlife: N/A
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Leaf Color: Green
Bark Color: Green
Fruit Color: N/A
Fruit Season: N/A
Fruit Type: N/A
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