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Parkinsonia florida /Blue Palo Verde

Parkinsonia florida   / Parkinsonia florida
A small tree up to 30' in height
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A small tree up to 30' in height

Bark is green when on younger growth and palnt is leafless much of the year

Generally haas a large number of pea-shaped flowers in spring

Yellow flower are fragrant and attract butterflies

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Scientific Name: Parkinsonia florida
Common Name: Blue Palo Verde
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
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Comments: It can be distinguished from other green-trunked trees by its small straight spines at the branching points, There is a bluish tinge to the green bark and leaves. Initially the bark is smooth and green, later turning light brown and a bit scaly. It can be distinguished from other green-trunked trees by its small straight spines at the branching points. Leafless much of the year and is tolerant to drough. The bright yellow flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies.