Parkinsonia florida

Parkinsonia florida

Blue palo verde

Previous scientific name(s): Cercidium floridum, Cercidium floridum ssp. floridum

Formerly known as Cercidium microphyllum. Small evergreen tree up to 30 ft. tall. Adapted to medium to coarse soils with high water tables in washes, plains and canyons from sea level to 4,000 ft. elevation. Covered with persistent yellow flowers in early spring. Foliage is of little forage value but seed is sought by birds and small mammals; also provides good cover.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
15 
- 30 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
- 4,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
54.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
3,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring