There are 4 different types of Palo Verde trees that are commonly planted, which include the Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia floridium),  Palo Brea (Parkinsonia praecox), Foothills Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla) and my personal favorite 'Desert Museum' Palo Verde (Parkinsonia hybrid 'Desert Museum').

Iconic Desert Tree, The Palo Verde. the trunk and branches are a bright green and it has yellow flowers in the spring and early summer.

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Home Turf: Goodbye to Grass, with Blogger Morgan Satterfield

Bright Ocotillo Outdoor Plants

Bright Ocotillo Outdoor Plants

Ocotillo outdoor plants has dozens of thin, spiny branches called canes that are tipped with red blossoms.

In Austin we could interpret this with Jerusalem thorn trees for height, 'Color Guard' yuccas for yellow and green spikes, Agave parryi truncata (low, blue agaves), and rosemary or copper canyon daisy for the rounded green shrub in the foreground.

In Austin we could interpret this with Jerusalem thorn trees for height, 'Color Guard' yuccas for yellow and green spikes, Agave parryi truncata (low, blue agaves), and rosemary or copper canyon daisy for the rounded green shrub in the foreground.

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