Parkinsonia aculeata is a species of perennial flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae
Jerusalem thorn is well suited to informal landscapes. Use it in a cactus and succulent garden and let its lacy foliage and slender twigs contrast with the solid blocky shapes of the succulents. Unaffected by heat,
Jerusalem thorn makes a fine street or patio tree and provides a delicate, filtered shade.
Jerusalem thorn is a small tree growing to 7-10 ft tall with a short trunk and a graceful, spreading, looks weeping!
The slender branches and twigs have green bark, and are armed with stout spines, Jerusalem thorn has peculiar straplike, twice compound leaves that look like long, feathery streamers!
Range/Origin: West Indies and South America
attractive, graceful form
light filtered shade
fast growth rate!
Flowers: showy yellow flowers, throat has orange-reddish color!
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 - 11. Thrives in heat.