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Parkinsonia aculeata /Parkinsonia

Parkinsonia aculeata  / Parkinsonia aculeata
Flowers and foliage
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Flowers and foliage

Typical irregular form of a parkinsonia

Parkinsonia used as a lawn tree

Partial canopy of a parkinsonia

Yellow flowers with spots of red in the center

Close-up image of flowers and buds

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Scientific Name: Parkinsonia aculeata
Common Name: Parkinsonia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Parkinsonia trees are somewhat tender and cannot withstand hard freezes. Yellow flowers are the primary features of this spreading, low branched tree. Best adapted to the drier climates of the country.