Water Needs

Light Needs

Common Name

Foothill Palo Verde

Scientific Name

Parkinsonia microphylla

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen Trees

Deciduous / Evergreen


Special Features

Used by Native Americans



Growth Habit

Upright and round

Growth Rate


Average Landscape Size

20' x 20'

Care Information

Is marginally hardy during extra cold winters. During the December 2013 cold spell, Palo Verdes did best in areas that were slightly upslope (cold air settles in the lowest parts of the valley) or in areas with reflected heat from houses or cliffs.

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USDA Hardiness Zone

15° F, Zone 8b

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