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Cercidium floridum

Blue Palo Verde

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cercidium floridum
Principal Common Name Blue Palo Verde
Common Name(s)
Description This is a low multi-stemmed tree with a rounded crown. In the spring yellow pea-like blooms cover entire tree. The stems and trunks are normally green, growing more gray or dark and rough with age. This tree has overall bluish cast with dense growth and small thorns.
General Comments This tree will become deciduous in drought or cold.
Nativity Desert Southwest, Baja
Height Range 15 - 30 FT
Spread Range 15 - 30 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 18 : 19 : 20
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Blue-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 Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Heat Tolerant

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