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Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn
Chilean Mesquite
Palo Verde Thornless Hybrid
Spanish Lavender
Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn

Common name: Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn
Botanical name: Parkinsonia aculeata

Light, airy tree with prickly stems and green bark. Very fast growing with sparse foliage & very long narrow leaves. Yellow flowers with orange red throats spring for at least a month. This is a messy and shortlived palo verdy. Usually found on limestone soils in areas with moisture but is strongly drought tolerant. Withstands saline conditions. Can be cold or drought deciduous.

Chilean Mesquite

Common name: Chilean Mesquite
Botanical name: Prosopis chilensis

Semievergreen tree can rapidly grow to 30' x 30'. Thorns are variable. Can be multitrunked. Dark coarse textured bark. Accepts reflected sun. Upright grower with wide crown. Avoid overwatering to control windstorm uprooting. Yellow-green flowers in spring.

Palo Verde Thornless Hybrid

Common name: Palo Verde Thornless Hybrid
Botanical name: Parkinsonia Hybrid 'AZT'

This is a thornless hybrid Palo Verde that grows quickly 30' x 40'. It has small blue green leaves and a smooth green trunk. This specimen tree can have an attractive vase shape or be pruned to a candelabra form. Profuse yellow funnel-shaped flowers appear in spring. Accepts full sun. Can we weaned off of supplmental irrigation when it reaches its mature size. - Arid Zone Trees

Spanish Lavender

Common name: Spanish Lavender
Botanical name: Lavandula stoechas

This dense shrub grows 2'-3' tall with blue gray foliage and deep purple flowers that have large showy bracts near the top of the spikes. It is drought tolerant . - Cornflower Farms

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