Parkingsonia Aculeata 2.5-3.m Height ,1inch Dia
The genus Parkinsonia, family Fabaceae, comprises 12 species of trees and shrubs. Parkinsonia aculeata is commonly known as Jerusalem thorn, palo verde, jelly bean tree, and Parkinsonia. It is a small shrub that can attain a maximum height of around 26 feet and have deciduous leaves formed by serrated leaflets and thorns on the branches. The showy flowers appear in axillary yellow-orange clusters. They bloom in summer.
Planting & Care
SunLight: Parkinsonia aculeata requires full sun exposure; in semi-shade, they grow more slowly. They resist occasional frosts.
Soil: They grow in any type of soil that is well-drained, even calcareous soils.
Water: moderately, waiting until the substrate has completely dried. They are very resistant to prolonged drought.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once with mineral fertilizer in spring.
Temperature: It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 24 - 32°c but can tolerate 16 - 36°c
Pruning: Prune at the end of winter to strengthen the plant and so that the branches do not grow down.