Palo Verde / Palo Brea (Cercidium and Parkinsonia sp.) D,R,U %

      trimming dead branches off could kill part of the trunk around those branches; Little Leaf or Yellow or Foothill Palo Verde (C. microphyllum) is slow growing; Blue Palo Verde (C. floridum) grows faster, as does Palo Brea or Sonoran Palo Verde (P. praecox) from Mexico which has a nicer pale green trunk, but is more frost-sensitive than the two native species.    [Fabaceae; Fabales]