Blue Palo Verde 


Cercidium floridum


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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Deciduous
Size: 35ft tall by 30 ft wide
Leaves: Tiny, compound, light green leaves, leafless most of the year
Flowers: Bright yellow pea-like bloom clusters covering the entire tree 
Fruit: Flat seed pod, single or multiple seeds

Stems/Trunks: Green-blue, dense growth
Range/Origin: Sonora and Mohave deserts, Baja California;
Hardiness: Sunset Zones 8-14, 18-20, 15o F

Comments: Seasonal litter, small thorns


  • Exposure: Full sun, reflected heat
  • Water: Low to moderate
  • Soil: Tolerant, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Maintenance: Moderate; pod and flower cleanup







































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