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Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut Flowering

Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut Flowering (Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut Tree)

This is one of several Cape Chestnut trees in this parking lot in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. There's a giant tree flowering around the corner from where I live and I need to get a photo soon. Photo tken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on March 18, 2015.

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Now that is something I'd love to have, & something I know will never grow here.

24 Mar, 2015


It's a beautiful slow-growing tree from tropical eastern Africa down to South Africa. It's somewhat hardy; however, temps below 25ºF can cause considerable damage to this tree...especially young trees.

24 Mar, 2015


It looks very happy in the parking lot. Gorgeous when it blooms like this.

24 Mar, 2015


Yes, the trees in the parking lot flower early every year. I think they love the reflected heat from the parking lot.

24 Mar, 2015

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