Cercidium floridum

Palo Verde

Plant family: Fabaceae - Pea

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Plant type: Shrub, Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California, Other Southwest

 
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Flower Color Yellow
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 15-25 feet
Spread 15-30 feet
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Desert

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Sand

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance

Plant Highlights

Palo Verde, is a small deciduous tree native to washes and sandy areas in desert woodland below 1,200' of California's Colorado Desert. Masses of fragrant yellow flowers appear in March-May in nice contrast to the yellow-green bark.

Fast growing when young, it can reach to 15'-20'. Prune to form a canopy that you can walk under, else you have a short trunk and a dense thicket of branches. Although deciduous most of the year, it is providing nesting habitat for the birds, and light, lacy shade for under story planting.

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