Plant family: Fabaceae - Pea
Plant type: Shrub, Tree
Plant origin: N/A, California, Other Southwest
Palo Verde, is a small deciduous tree native to washes and sandy areas in desert woodland below 1,200' of California's Colorado Desert. Masses of fragrant yellow flowers appear in March-May in nice contrast to the yellow-green bark.
Fast growing when young, it can reach to 15'-20'. Prune to form a canopy that you can walk under, else you have a short trunk and a dense thicket of branches. Although deciduous most of the year, it is providing nesting habitat for the birds, and light, lacy shade for under story planting.
Please share your thoughts with us about this plant. We would like to hear about
the good things and the problems. We also would appreciate seeing any photos and
have you rate this plant. To leave comments or to rate a plant you must be registered.