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20 Mexican Palo Verde Jerusalem Thorn Seeds - Seed World
20 Mexican Palo Verde Jerusalem Thorn Seeds - Seed World
20 Mexican Palo Verde Jerusalem Thorn Seeds - Seed World

20 Mexican Palo Verde Jerusalem Thorn Seeds

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Parkinsonia Aculeata Seeds - Mexican Palo Verde - Jerusalem Thorn

Mexican Palo Verde or Jerusalem Thorn is a fast-growing graceful-looking thorny shrub for poor soils with unusual green bark and a long blooming period. It can be single-stemmed or form multiple trunks and because of its fine-textured foliage, it is good for filtering sun to create a pleasantly dappled shade. Normally it will grow 12-15 ft but can reach 36 ft.

  • Season of Interest: Spring
  • Soil Type: Saline, Sand
  • USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 8 (10 to 20 °F), 9 (20 to 30 °F), 10 (30 to 40 °F)
  • Genus: Parkinsonia
  • Species: Aculeata
  • Climate: Dry, Sub-tropical, Tropical
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Common Name: Jerusalem Thorn
  • Watering: Light

A spectacular display of clustered pea-like flowers is yellow-orange and fragrant 20 mm in diameter growing from a long slender stalk in groups of eight to ten. Blooming starts in spring and makes look like a giant yellow bouquet and has been long cultivated as an ornamental. After flowering a tan fruit pod forms with a papery sheath. Native Americans harvested the seeds of Jerusalem thorn which they sun-dried for storage and parched over dry heat before eating. 

It is very drought, heat, and saline tolerant once established and does require a full sun location. Hardy to at least 20-25° F, USDA zones 8-11. Native to desert grasslands and canyons in Mexico and the SW U.S.