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Western redbud
Cercis occidentalis

Location: 115 Hillview Dr.
District: Niles
Native to: California
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous broadleaf native to California. Bright magenta flowers in spring, Bright green round to kidney shaped leaves (3" dia.) and abundant seed pods which redden and persist on the tree through winter. A large bush to small tree; specimen tree is about average at 10'. Tree is a member of the Fabaceae (pea) family and the seeds were eaten by western Indian tribes.

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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.  DO NOT TRESPASS!  No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.  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.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher