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Silk Tree
Albizzia julibrissin

Location: Palm Ave @ Mission
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: Asia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous, native to Asia from Iran to Japan. It grows to 40' and has feathery light green foliage and masses of pink fluffy flowers in the summer. Because of its form and the flowers held above the foliage, this tree is especially beautiful when viewed from above.

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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.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher