|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|
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.