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Catalina Ironwood
Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius

Location: 36501 Niles Blvd.
Park: California Nursery Historical Park
District: Niles
Native to: California
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Evergreen hardwood native to Santa Catalina Island,California. Tree has distinctive fern like leaves, small white flowers and redish bark. Mature trees to 35' height. Introduced to gardening by Dr. Francisco Franceschi, an early California nurseryman. This tree is endangered in its natural habitat.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher