Height: 10-20'; Spread 30'+
Deciduous; broad oval spreading canopy.
Dark green palmately-compound leaves, 4-10" with 5-7 leaflets.
Clusters of fragrant, 1" white/pale rose flowers in 6-12" panicles, blooming April to May.
Toxic, 4" round, leathery, green to brown capsules.
Smooth, silvery-white bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Low. Prune to shape.
Drought tolerant (once established), any soil, some wind.
- Special Considerations:
Atypically deciduous: loses leaves from about June to February. All parts are toxic if ingested (unless you're a squirrel); pollen may be toxic to bees. Needs a space larger than a typical sidewalk due to broad spread.
- Notable Traits:
Native to California Coastal Ranges Sierra Nevada Foothills below 4,000'. Beautiful flowers and winter silhouette