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Cercidium praecox

Palo Verde

Sonoran Palo Verde, Palo Brea
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cercidium praecox
Principal Common Name Palo Verde
Common Name(s) Sonoran Palo Verde, Palo Brea
Description This plant is a very hardy small flowering desert tree with a broad canopy of of tight and thorny branches. In the spring it is covered with bright yellow flowers against bright lime green stems and a milky green trunk.
General Comments
Nativity Sonoran Desert to S. America
Height Range 20 - 0 FT
Spread Range 20 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 12 : 18 : 19 : 20
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Light Green
Leaf Texture Fine
Form Small Tree
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Color : Drought tolerant : Flower : Foliage : Heat Tolerant : Shape

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