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Dombeya cacuminum - Strawberry Snowball Tree


Dombeya cacuminum - Strawberry Snowball Tree (Dombeya cacuminum)

Strawberry Snowball Tree is native to Madagascar and blooms in winter. It is a fast growing tree to 50 feet that was introduced to California in the late 1950's to The Huntington Gardens in San Marino. Now it is a popular tree in California because of the winter flowers. It will only tolerate temperatures down to around 25 degrees F. briefly though.



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Beautiful.

24 Sep, 2008

 

I had no idea that trees have such magical names.
Strawberry Snowball Tree.
Wonderful.

24 Sep, 2008

 

If you could see this tree in person you would know why it is called the Strawberry Snowball Tree. Unfortunately, my pictures really can't show the true colors of the flowers.

25 Sep, 2008

 

I am going to take more pictures of this tree when they start blooming in winter.

4 Oct, 2008



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