Blue Palo Verde (Cercidium floridum)
The Blue Palo Verde, botanical name Cercidium floridum, is an attractive small to medium sized deciduous tree native to the deserts of California and Arizona. It’s very drought tolerant once established and does well with full sun exposure. A fast grower, the Blue Palo Verde blooms with fragrant yellow flowers in mid spring, attracting pollinators, birds and butterflies into your garden. It’s an excellent tree for a bird garden as birds will want to use it as a nesting habitat. As pleasing as the aromatic flowers are, it’s just as attractive when it’s bare thanks to its striking green colored bark and blue/green foliage.
A Blue Palo Verde tree offers homeowners a variety of ways to display the features of this magnificent small tree. A stunning specimen during the day, it can also turn heads at night when spotlights are installed to highlight the green trunks and beautiful form of this tree. Feel free to speak with our nursery pro for placement ideas. You can always have a free design consultation at one of our nurseries or schedule an offsite design consultation for a small fee.
A highly durable specimen, the Blue Palo Verde is ideal for desert planting thanks to its low water requirements and high soil tolerance. Homeowners can choose to grow in a container or plant into your landscape. It’s a fantastic choice for use in a courtyard. No matter how you choose to use it, a Blue Palo Verde tree is sure to beautify a garden with its light, airy texture and stunning good looks.
Homeowners looking for the finest quality deciduous trees can find them at Moon Valley Nurseries. We grow and nurture the finest Blue Palo Verde specimens on our farms to ensure the highest quality trees are ready for your landscape.
Plant with the Moon Valley Nurseries line of fertilizers for spectacular results. We offer free professional planting on all box sized trees and the best warranty in the industry. You buy it – we can deliver and plant it!
First of the Palo Verde species to bloom in the spring
Faster grower especially for a Palo Verde species
Drought and cold tolerant
Yellow-green foliage and green trunks provide vibrant colors