Parkinsonia microphylla

Parkinsonia microphylla

Foothills palo verde

Previous scientific name(s): Cercidium microphyllum

Formerly known as Cercidium microphyllum. Small evergreen tree up to 25 ft. tall adapted to well drained rocky plains and foothills 500 to 3,500 ft. elevation. Occurs on drier sites than P. florida. Covered with persistent yellow flowers in midspring. Negligible forage value but seed is eaten by birds and small mammals; also provides good cover.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
10 
- 25 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
500 
- 3,500 
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: 
50.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
4,500
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pale Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring