Location: 40014 Mission Blvd.
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: Europe
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Broadleaf evergreen, native to Mediterranean area where some are over 1,000 years old. Brought from Mediterranean lands to Mission gardens for ornament and oil by Franciscan Fathers. The tree's character develops with age with the trunks often becoming gnarled and twisted.
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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.
Illustration by Philip Eaker