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Parkinsonia Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Parkinsonia genus. There are about 12 species of evergreen and deciduous, spring-flowering shrubs and trees. The leaves are bright green and very short lived, the branches appear as bare stems for most of year, the advantage is that the golden pea-shaped flowers are produced in the spring, The fruit are brownish pea pods.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Africa, S.N & C.America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

Cultivation

Prefer full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Keep them reasonably dry in winter. A frost tender species. Sow seed in spring. Pruning is tolerated, but spoils the natural habit.

Propagation

Scarified seed in spring grow rapidly.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mite.

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