Palo Verde/Retama


Parkinsonia aculeata

Retama, or Palo Verde, is native to North America. It is a nitrogen fixer (can help feed other trees and shrubs), and is drought tolerant. It produces pods that can be used as animal feed. Otherwise, it is a great source of food for bees. It does have thorns, so don’t plant somewhere that gets a lot of traffic.

SKU: palo-verde-retama Category: Tags: ,
Height: 10-22 ft.
Width: 10-22 ft.
Growth rate: Fast
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Tolerates any soil that is well drained
pH: Prefers slightly acidic soil
Harvest time: Blooms late spring-early fall
Years to bear: n/a
Pollinator: Self-fertile

1 Gallon

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