The Mexican Palo Verde has prickly stems. This tree is very fast growing with sparse foliage and very long narrow leaves. Yellow flowers with orange red throats bloom sporadically. It is very messy, thorny, weedy and short-lived. This tree is usually found on limestone soils in areas with moisture but is strongly drought tolerant. It can withstand saline conditions. It can be cold or drought deciduous. It is beautiful in form being light and airy looking, with green bark. Also known as: Jerusalem Thorn Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry
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Heat, Windy Conditions, Alkaline Soil
Showy Flowers, Specimen
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