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50+ YELLOW PALO VERDE TREE SEEDS Cercidium microphyllum
[50+ SEEDS]
$2.95

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We've been asked to offer some more this year

ORGANIC - FRESH


FOOTHILLS
PALO VERDE
SEEDS
Common Names: Yellow Palo Verde, Foothills Palo Verde, Little leaf Palo Verde, Green Stick
Cercidium microphyllum

NATURALLY DRIED IN POD

YOU WILL RECEIVE WELL OVER 50 SEEDS!

GIVE THEM TO FRIENDS!

1 LOT = 50+ SEEDS
Wild bee pollinated.. Seeds offered are from tree shown on photos
 

PLEASE NOTE:

All the cactus and seeds offered on these pages are 'HOME GROWN' from plants on my property and NOT desert harvested.

DESCRIPTION:
The Foot Hills Palo Verde is a very strange looking shrub or small tree which grows in the Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It has adapted in unique ways to survive the extreme heat and dryness of the desert.

The one to five seeds are contained in each 2 to 3 inch long pods which pinch in between each seed. Seeds are produced when the spring has been wet and cool. They ripen in late June and cling to the branches. Rodents and harvester ants will often cache the seeds underground, where some of them will germinate after a rainy season. The seedlings are very sensitive to drought for the first two or three months of their lives, and only about 1.6% will survive after germinating in the wild, much better in controlled climate.
The seeds can be ground up and used for flour. The Seri Indians of northern Mexico used the seeds and flowers as a food source, and made necklaces out of the seeds. Red dye can be made from the flowers.

PLANT IN 3-5 SEEDS PER CLUMP -

FRESH AIR DRIED - ORGANIC GROWN
WATER SAVING - DROUGHT RESISTANT
COLD HARDY - NATURALLY DRIED IN POD



PLANT IN 2-3 SEEDS PER CLUMP - THIN OUT WEAK ONES
You're gonna need at least a 36 starter tray!


Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a:
to -6.6 ?C (20 ?F) to
USDA Zone 11:
above 4.5 ?C (40 ?F)
 

SHIPPING:
$1.90 USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation

OTHER COMMENTS:
Mid Spring blooming to early summer
Drought-tolerant - Suitable for Xeriscape

OTHER INTERESTING INFO....

Cercidium microphyllum, a member of the Desert Scrub Community, is native to the Sonoran Desert. It commonly occurs in washes and floodplains and sometimes on rocky slopes that are no higher than 4,000 feet. This relatively small tree can obtain a height of approximately 32 feet and trunk diameter of 1.5 ? 2 feet. It has a deep root system which allows it to tap into the ground water and survive periods of extended drought. These deep roots also allow this desert tree to withstand severe flash floods which often occur in desert washes.

Cercidium microphyllum  has been aptly named Palo Verde which means ?green stick? in Spanish. The green stems and bark of Palo Verde make it easy to identify but more importantly allow it to persist in the desert environment. Palo Verde trees are drought deciduous and thus shed their leaves during extended dry spells. When no leaves are present the plant relies on its green stems and branches to carry on the essential energy-producing process of photosynthesis. The leaves of Palo Verde are so small that even during the short periods (mid July to late November) when they are present they still need assistance with photosynthesis. It has been documented that younger stems have a higher photosynthetic rate than older stems. Mature Palo Verde trees are often marked by their distinct grey bases.

Palo Verde begins flowering in late March and continues to flower until July. During this time the tree becomes covered in small yellow flowers creating a stunning display of color. When standing under a Palo Verde during its bloom time one cannot ignore the gratifying sound of both native and honeybees working diligently to pollinate the tree. The seeds pods of Palo Verde typically appear about one month after flowering.

The Cahuilla Indians were known to harvest the seeds during the months of July to August. The seeds were dried and ground in mortars to produce a flour which could be used to make a mush or to make cakes. Palo Verde seeds were also a known food source for the Pima and Papago Indians of Arizona.

Palo Verdes grow in arid to semiarid climates with mild winters and hot summers, and two distinct rainy seasons. They are found on gradual to steep lower mountain slopes and alluvial outwash plains at altitudes of 1,000 to 4,000 feet (305-1,219 m). They are the dominant species of the Arizona Uplands of the Sonoran Desert.

Palo Verde is also a great landscaping tree for the home garden. These native trees will provide the gardener with light shade, a spring show of yellow flowers, and an opportunity to observe our local wildlife up close. Palo Verde trees are highly drought tolerant but supplemental water will increase the growth rate of the tree and ensure a prolific bloom. Established trees will respond to a monthly deep soaking in the winter and a bi-monthly soaking in the summer. Un-established trees will need additional water during both the cool and warm season. If left unattended Palo Verde trees will grow into a shrubby tree with branches growing low to the ground. It is possible however to lift Palo Verde trees in order to create a canopy without completely compromising the natural feel of the tree. The Living Desert offers excellent examples of Palo Verde trees that have been pruned to achieve this look.
http://www.livingdesert.org/plants/palo_verde.asp


MORE INFO AT SEE www.DESERTUSA.COM GREAT SITE FOR SW PLANTS!

 


Full Sun Exposure
 

See from photos these were good plump seed and wild bee/insect pollinated..
Photos of bees on photo site..

Seeds offered are from cactus shown in photos.

FREE SHIPPING WITH ANY OTHER CACTUS/GEMSTONE PURCHASE

THESE SEEDS WERE HAND PICKED FOR THIS YEAR
WANT TO FLASH COLOR UP YOUR PLACE THESE ARE REAL EYE CATCHERS!


!! FREE !!
DID WUF SAY FREE?!?
BUYERS OF 5 OR MORE SEED LOTS WILL RECEIVE A LIVE SMALL ROOTED CACTI! IF YOU DIDN'T READ THIS FAR YOU MISSED THIS OFFER!
PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING ONLY

!!FREE SHIPPING!! WITH ANY OTHER CACTUS OR GEMSTONE WIN
You'll probably get several others depending on space! wink wink! {:-)


SEE MY OTHER PAGES FOR OTHER CACTI AND OTHER DESERT ITEMS

NO TELLING WHAT ELSE IS IN THIS LOT!
YOU ALWAYS GET LUCKY & RECEIVE A DESERT BONUS WITH EVERY WUFSTUFF PURCHASE!

SUPRISES IN EVERY SHIPMENT! ASK OTHER BUYERS!

I'M GIVING THE STUFF AWAY!
Locals know me as Lubo Loco! (Crazy Wuf) out here in the desert.... and they're partially right... lol

COMBINED SHIPPING - NO PROBLEM!
ADD ANY OTHER SEED LOTS FOR ONLY $ .50 ADDITIONAL POSTAGE PER LOT
ALL SHIPMENTS INCLUDE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION

WE DON'T WHACK YA ON THE SHIPPING!
I'D RATHER YOU SPEND YOU HARD EARNED $ ON CACTUS THAN POSTAGE

THESE DRIED SEEDS WERE HAND PICKED HERE ON MY PROPERTY IN SW ARIZONA AND NOT WILD DESERT HARVESTED.

YOU CAN'T GO WRONG AT THIS PRICE!
LIKE BUYING WHOLESALE!

Additional photos of these cacti available CLICK BELOW:

WufStuff Photo Pages

 

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 30 June, 2008.
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