Foothills Palo Verde

Cercidium microphyllum

 Fabaceae

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Form: Tree

Seasonality: Deciduous
Size: 20ft high by 20 ft wide
Leaves: 4-12 pairs of very small leaflets per leaf stem (petiole)
Flowers: Solitary, pale yellow, blooms
Fruit: Seed pods
Stems/Trunks: Green photosynthetic trunk, smooth bark; dense, twiggy and spiny
Range/Origin: Mohave and Sonora deserts
Hardiness: Sunset Zones 8-14, 18-20, 15F

Comments: Seasonal litter, Thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Tolerant, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Maintenance: Moderate; leaf, seed and pod cleanup

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