Location: California Street
Native to: S. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous
Comments: Deciduous tree native to the dry highlands of Brazil. Mature trees can be 40' to 60' tall and broad spreading. Blue-violet flowers in Summer and bright green double-pinate compound leaves are similar to a mimosa tree. Seed pods are disk shaped to 3" diameter. Young trees are frost sensitive, but mature trees can take temperatures down to -7 deg. F.
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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