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Giant bird-of-paradise
Strelitzia nicolai

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

Comments: Evergreen broadleaf native to subtropical South Africa. Palm like when mature, this plant has large green leaves which look like feather fronds without the regular leaf divisions. A large white flower with a blue beak-like horizontal projection gives this plant its name. The plant is not frost tolerant and will die back in cold winters.

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