Location: 36501 Niles Blvd.
Park: California Nursery Historical Park
Native to: S. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Broadleaf evergreen flowering plant native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in South America. This tree has 2" gray-green eliptic leaves, large mauve colored flowers with red stamens, and small pear shaped fruit. Some varieties of this plant are low growing while others can be 15' tall and just as broad.
Links to additional information on this tree species: Link Link
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