Thornless Paloverde

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Thornless Paloverde

Parkinsonia X Cercidium
Paloverde “Desert Museum”
20

30 feet
20

25 feet
Hybrid
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Full sun; deciduous with tiny leaves, attractive green bark, a shapely, spreading form, and intermittent yellow blooms from summer through fall. This hybrid of three wild Paloverdes is thornless (!) and is thus useful in a variety of sunny pedestrian settings. It was discovered by chance, growing as a hybrid seedling at the Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Since then, it has became quite popular as a courtyard and shade tree in Arizona, Nevada and California. Thornless paloverde has only recently been introduced to use in South Texas. There are few mature specimens in Bexar County, but it has been widely planted.

Maintenance

“Desert Museum” branches out fairly low on its trunk; pruning and training in early years can help produce a more upright form, but never remove more than 25% of the crown during any 5-year cycle.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
20-30' H, 20-25' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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