Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft. Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.
The Palo Verde Southwest Garden draws from one of the most widely recognized trees of the Southwest. Most people quickly recognize the Palo verde by its unique green bark and intense yellow flower display in early spring. A highly popular cultivar, Parkinson x 'Desert Museum', has become introduced to the Inland Empire with very good success. Another palo verde species, Parkinsonia praecox, has a sculptural branching habit is also featured in this palette.
Palo verde trees are among the best signature plants for landscapes for southwestern style gardens. They can be combined with many other plants from arid climates such as red flowering autumn sage and silvery cassia to achieve many wonderful plant combinations. These colorful and fine textured plants stand out in striking contrast with agaves, cacti and palms.
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