Palo Verde – Parkinsonia Sp.

All pricing and availability are subject to change

1 gallon – $10
5 gallon – $20
15 gallon – $50
24″ box – $150+ 

Common Varieties and Their Differences:

Palo Verde ‘Desert Museum’ – Few spines, rapid growth, upright growth habit, and pest and disease resistance make this the most desireable and most exspensive variety.
Mexican Palo Verde (Jerusalem Thorn) – Tall growth habit and has thorns and more litter from seed pods than other varieties. This is the fastest growing variety. 
Foothill Palo Verde (Little Leaf) – This variety is much shrubbier, and slower growing. Reaching only 20′ tall, these branches also end with a thorn.
Blue Palo Verde – Blue Palo Verde have an upright growth habit that spreads, making it a great shade tree. 
Sonoran Palo Verde – This variety of Palo Verde has a smooth blue-green bark and less low branches than other varieties. It also grows the tallest by reaching heights up to 35′. 

Details and Care Information:

Sunset Zones: 8-24
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
pH Range: Neutral to Highly Alkaline
Soil: Moist to Dry Soil
Drought Tolerance: Very Drought Tolerant
Growth Rate: 24” to 36″ per year
Growth Habit: Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy
Height: 20-35 ft.
Width: 20-30 ft.
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous
Longevity: 50 to 150 years
Litter Issue: Long brown capsules
Pests and Diseases: Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer
Branch Strength: Medium
Root Damage Potential: Low
Suckering Potential: Moderate
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Microclimate:  No specific microclimate needed.  

Palo Verde