Southern Blue Gum
Location: 2015 Stanford Ave.
District: Warm Springs
Native to: Australia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Broadleaf evergreen, native to Australia. First ones were planted in California in 1856. Probably is the fastest growing tree in the world. Dark green sickle-shaped leaves. White flowers in spring. Fibrous peeling bark. Building in foreground is all that remains of the Stanford Winery--a winery and vineyard started by Leland Stanford, railroad barron, state Governor, and founder of Stanford University.
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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.
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Illustration by Philip Eaker