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Parkinsonia aculeata

Common Name(s): Mexican paloverde
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=97° (F)    Opt.Max=90° (F)
Opt.Min=75° (F)    Abs.Min=61° (F)
Precipitation: 12 to 28 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 23° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light with humus
Soil Drainage: Semi-Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Native to southern US, but decent frost tolerance. Excellent drought & fair salinity tolerances.
Pythium, Powdery Mildew
Weed - possible seed contam., Environ. - erosion control, Honey - , Fuel - fuelwood, Environ. - ornamental, Fuel - charcoal
Dry climate, subtropical, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Northern Mexico, South central USA, Southwestern USA, Southern South America
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