Desert Museum Palo Verde Tree

Museum Palo Verde

The Museum Palo Verde is a hybrid version of many, older types of the Palo Verde tree. The hybrid was created to take the best parts of each Palo Verde species. The result of the hybrid creates a tree with fuller, lively yellow flowers displayed next to multiple bright green trunks. One of the best features about the Museum Palo Verde is that it does not produce any thorns on the trunk, making this one of the most popular shade trees for landscapes. Museum Palo Verde trees can be planted anywhere for fast shade and a pop of golden color.

How to Water Your Museum Palo Verde

Museum Palo Verde thrive in the dry desert conditions in the southwest. During its first growing season, water regularly to help establish a healthy and robust root system. To water, deep soak around the root ball. Install emitters about one and a half feet from the trunk. If using a water hose, set the hose on a slow trickle so that it can thoroughly saturate the root ball. To help retain moisture, add a two to three-inch layer of mulch. Mulching is also a great way to prevent weeds. Be sure to keep mulch at least two inches away from the trunk. Allow the soil to fully dry before watering again.

How to Fertilize Your Museum Palo Verde

For best results, apply Moon Dust three times a year (or every four months). For a good way to remember easier, we recommend fertilizing with Moon Dust on Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Valentine’s Day (or whichever holidays work for you!). For best results, apply Moon Juice every month. Those that live in Arizona and Nevada should supplement with our Soil and Water Conditioner because of the high levels of salt found in the local water.

How to Trim Your Museum Palo Verde

The Museum Palo Verde tree is a fast grower that requires heavy pruning in the spring season for optimal health. Heavy pruning before the summer will prepare the tree to soak in the sun efficiently through the branches to be better prepared for the summer storms.

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