Is my Desert Museum Palo Verde Tree dying

etilaNovember 22, 2012

I have a 1 1/2 yr old DM Palo Verde tree it is a warm November and the leaves are turning yellow. Is this normal or am I watering to much.

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MaryMcP Zone 8b - Phx AZ

Hard to say with the limited info....how much are you watering? These are xeriscape trees and need little water, especially in winter.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 10:00AM
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trevorspop

Its probably just the change in the weather. I have 7 or 8 DM Palo Verdes on my property and the leaves on them I have noticed are changing colors. Its probably from the cooler nights that we have been having. I usually water mine once a week during the summer months, but will cut waaaay back in the fall and winter.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 2:59PM
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nickw252

My 1 year old DM Palo Verdes are showing a little bit of browning also. I live in downtown Phoenix and just watered them deep a few weeks ago.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 11:33PM
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piranhafem

Palo verde are a deciduous tree -- they do lose their leaves in the winter, like mesquites. So this is probably just its natural time to lose its leaves.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 4:36PM
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