Location: Washington Blvd (above Starr)
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: S. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Evergreen, native of South America. Brought to California by Spanish padres. In early summer flowers appear followed by red berries in great quantities, leading to the colloquial name "Pepper-tree".
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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