Foothill Paloverde (Cercidium microphyllum)

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Botanical names:
Cercidium microphyllum Accepted
Parkinsonia microphylla Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 - 16 feet, possibly 25 feet.
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: 3 - 4 inch soft, brown pods.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: 5 petals; top petal is white, remaining four petals are a buttery yellow.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant

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Parkinsonia genera may need checking ... by plantladylin Mar 23, 2018 11:06 PM 1

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