Parkinsonia aculeata

Jerusalem Thorn, Mexican palo Verde

There is one American and one African species of these thorny shrubs to small trees. Grown only in warm regions, they are popular for their large, fragrant, yellow flowers. Their feathery foliage offers light shade. Leaves drop in drought or cold weather. Plant in lawns or as a spiny barrier. Prune fast-growing young trees in spring.
Parkinsonia aculeata, Jerusalem Thorn, Mexican palo Verde
Bright flower clusters appear on this tree or shrub in spring, with intermittent blooms the rest of the year in a warm climate. It bears dense leguminous fruit up to 6 inches long.

Attributes - Parkinsonia aculeata

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 15 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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