General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 10-35 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Thin legume containing 2-7 seeds. Easily dispersed by the wind.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds
Days to germinate: 10-30
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Palo Brea
  • Sonoran Palo Verde
  • Brea
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Parkinsonia praecox
  • Synonym: Cercidium praecox

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Location: Reserva Chancaní, Córdoba, Argentina
Date: 2022-09-10
Location: My backyard
Date: 2021-07-23
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