Palo Brea


Cercidium pracox




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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Deciduous
Size: Moderate growth to 20 feet
Leaves; Compound leaves containing 12 - 14 pairs of 1/4 inch leaflets

Flowers: Clusters of small bright yellow flowers
Fruit: Seed pod
Stems/Trunks: Green trunk and branches, umbrella shape;. Branches have spines
Range/Origin: Sonora Desert to South America
Hardiness: Sunset; warm parts of 12; - 13; 18 - 20

Comments: Low litter, Small thorns



  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained soil
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Maintenance: Minimal, prune only to shape


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