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Parkinsonia aculeata (Retama Tree)

Retama Tree

Jerusalem Thorn

Parkinsonia aculeata

A fast growing Texas native tree with beautiful long arching, somewhat drooping, branches with thorns at the nodes. Cast a very light shade due to the very small leaves along the stems. Complimented nicely with multitude of bright yellow flowers borne in the spring and continue into the fall. Seed pods up to six inches in length follow, and persist on the tree until next spring when they begin to fall to the ground.

Retama tree is highly drought tolerant once established, and has no serious pest or disease issues. 

Specimen Tree
Xeriscape

Flower Color:

Yellow

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Height

25- Feet

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Spread

20- Feet

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Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 8b

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Item Description
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Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Medium
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Deciduous
Water Needs
Low
Toxic to Pets
Seeds