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Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut


Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut (Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut)

This absolutely gorgeous flowering tree is native to south and tropical Africa. This parking lot in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. has 12 trees. Photo taken Apr. 27, 2011.



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Wow, that one is a standout. Great shot!

28 Apr, 2011

 

That's fantastic!

28 Apr, 2011

 

Wow, that is loaded with blooms!!!

28 Apr, 2011

 

Palmate
That's an amazing tree :o)))

28 Apr, 2011

 

Randy:

Thanks my friend! :>)

Have you not seen all these trees in the overflow parking lot in back of the Sport Museum in Balboa Park? It's right off President's Drive, east of Park Blvd.

28 Apr, 2011

 

Meanie,

Thanks! :>)

28 Apr, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Yes, when it blooms, it blooms! :>)

28 Apr, 2011

 

Palmate:

I used to have a large tree, which I purchased many years ago from the Los Angeles Arboretum for only $15.00. I gave it to my mother 12 years ago.

I need to get some cuttings...from what I understand it grows very easily from hardwood cuttings.

28 Apr, 2011

 

Beatuiful and looks so soft too.

28 Apr, 2011

 

Yes, the flowers are soft.

28 Apr, 2011

 

:o))

28 Apr, 2011

 

I'll need to check them out this weekend , I haven't caught then blooming before

29 Apr, 2011

 

Randy:

Check out the very large tree at Morley Field/Balboa Park near the entrance (the drive going to the swimming pool area).

The trees in the parking lot which I posted, bloom very early...sometimes as early as January (which is non-typical, since it's suppose to be a summer blooming tree).

29 Apr, 2011



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