Desert Museum Palo Verde
Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum'

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Parkinsonia (PAR-kin-son-EE-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Desert Museum

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona

Escondido, California

Ridgecrest, California

San Diego, California

Valley Center, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Henderson, Nevada

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 25, 2015, Mildcat from Escondido, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Planted my 'Desert Museum' last May and it is flourishing and currently (April 2015) weighed down with masses of glorious yellow blooms and buzzing with bees
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I did have problems last summer with leaf loss on one side, may have been webworm. Sprayed once with spinosad, which solved the problem.

Positive

On Sep 3, 2014, southeastgarden from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have three of these in sandy soil in hot parking lot islands in Jacksonville, Florida. They have grown well for three years. Compared to the more common Parkinsonia aculeata, flowers appear in relatively small numbers but repeatedly through the summer. With the open canopy of this plant, I don't have to worry about blocking security lighting.

Neutral

On Jun 23, 2013, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

this variety has some advantages over some of the true Parkinsonia species- one is lack of spines, and another is it's an evergreen (keeps its leaves all winter).