Desert Museum palo verde

Parkinsonia x ‘Desert Museum’


The Desert Museum palo verde is a fast-growing deciduous tree of medium size that develops an upright canopy habit, 20-30 ft. tall, 20-25 ft. wide. In contrast to other types of palo verde, this cultivar has thornless chartreuse-green stems and branches. Vast numbers of lemon-yellow flowers are produced each spring for a dramatic display.

Desert Museum palo verde is becoming the top choice for landscapes and gardens in the Inland Empire due to its fast growth, thornless nature, intense flowering and delicate shade. It is easily pruned into a canopy tree that provides filtered shade and accent value in many settings. It grows best in well-draining soils, and exposed to full sun and heat. Summer water should be deep and infrequent; over-watering can lead to fast growth and weak branching.

Plant Type: Tree, Native
Foliage Character: Winter deciduous, Drought deciduous
Habit: Upright, Open, Multi-trunk
Growth Rate: Fast
Foliage Color: Light green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Sand, Deep soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Frost, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Wildlife value, Specimen, Shade Tree, Flowering accent plant, Civic spaces, Attracts bees
Height: 20 ft. – 30 ft.
Width: 20 ft. – 25 ft.