Palo Verde is the state tree of Arizona, and the name translates from Spanish to “green stick,” in reference to the tree’s branches that stay green year-round. This unique feature allows the tree to appear evergreen, even when the leaves have been shed in winter or summer drought.
This species yields clusters of lightly fragrant, pale yellow flowers that appear slightly later than the blooms of the Blue Palo Verde. Foothills Palo Verde typically has multiple gnarled trunks and an interesting irregular form that, together with the tree’s smaller stature, make it an ideal drought tolerant specimen for use in limited spaces such as courtyards and entryways.
Height: 10 – 20 feet
Width: 10 – 20 feet
Bloom color: Yellow
Flowering season: Spring
USDA minimum zone: 8
Cold hardiness: 15° F


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