Location: Mission Blvd.
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: N. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous
Comments: Deciduous broadleaf native to the eastern US. dark green ovate 3" leaves with prominant veins on underside. Leaf edge is finely serrated. Seed pods have papery bracts which make it resemble hop seeds. Specimen has been trimmed for shape leaving it about 4' tall. There is a western species of this genus but it is not native locally. This tree was removed.
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To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
Illustration by Hugh Danaher