Plant ID forum→Yellow flowering tree in Southern California Central Valley

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flyhere
May 30, 2018 7:59 PM CST
Hello All,

Looking for help identifying these trees outside the office where I work. I'm also trying to search the internet for "yellow flowering tree".

They are about 12-15 feet tall, I can pretty much walk under them, full of beautiful little yellow flowers, they are in bloom right now in May and the tiny fallen petals completely cover the ground. They have tiny leaves, similar to some trees I know growing up in tropical South East Asia, but this is the Central Valley in Southern California and maybe it's a drought-resistant type or may not require much water. The bees are attracted to the flowers as well.

Many thanks.
fly
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Name: Thijs van Soest
Tempe, AZ (Zone 9b)
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mcvansoest
May 30, 2018 8:03 PM CST
Some kind of Palo Verde
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flyhere
May 30, 2018 8:53 PM CST
Thank you for the quick response!

Hybrid Palo Verde Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum'
Yellow Palo Verde Parkinsonia microphylla
Name: Thijs van Soest
Tempe, AZ (Zone 9b)
Region: Arizona Enjoys or suffers hot summers Cactus and Succulents Xeriscape Adeniums Hybridizer
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mcvansoest
May 30, 2018 10:59 PM CST
I think the desert museum Palo Verde distinguishes itself by being spineless and growing gigantic and then falling over in any kind of strong wind. I have those in my front yard. Beautiful trees, but they grow to big for their own good.

Very messy as well as they make tons and tons of flowers...
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 30, 2018 11:38 PM CST
I had one in my yard when I lived in a warmer place that had HUGE spines, tons of flowers smothering everything under it (my cactus garden) and lost whole limbs in the wind. I loved that tree. Lovey dubby
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