|Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida)|
When people think of the Sonoran desert, hillsides studded with saguaro cactus and cholla often come to mind. But interspersed between the cactus, you will find the iconic palo verde trees with their beautiful green trunks and branches.
|‘Desert Museum’ Palo Verde (Parkinsonia hybrid ‘Desert Museum’)|
Palo verde trees act as a “nurse plant” to young saguaro cacti by protecting them from the cold in the winter and from the intense sun in the summer. Beautiful, yellow flowers are produced in the spring.