fruit trees that grow in san francisco

1888 Golden Gate              Primrose tree (Lagunaria patersonii), Australia & South Pacific Islands, tree of heaven, AKA “the tree that grows in Brooklyn” (Ailanthus altissima), Broderick Street, Golden Gate to Turk, west side. Some of the locations are street addresses; where street addresses weren’t available, I used GPS coordinates. Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata), E Asia (a common replacement for American elms, which were decimated by Dutch elm disease in the eastern USA), Head west on China Basin St but turn into the Kids’ Park on its main walkway, Cork oak (Quercus suber) - the oak that provides the cork for wine bottles, 21. 2710 Divisadero    Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei), China (these two trees have been “skinned”: the fuzzy leaf bases have been pruned off to reveal the ringed trunks; note this richly planted garden, also designed by Piotr Mazurek), **Continue uphill one more block to Vallejo**. 232 - 30th               Blackwood acacia (Acacia melanoxylon), SE Australia (4 trees; the largest is among the most shapely in SF), 28. Click here for our older tours of the Bayview, Bernal Heights, Castro, Cow Hollow, Dogpatch, Glen Park, Inner Sunset, Lower Haight, Mission (central Mission), Mission (Inner Mission), Mission (Transmission), Mission Bay, Noe Valley (north), Noe Valley (south), NOPA, Potrero Hill, Richmond, Russian Hill, Transmission, Westwood Park and West Portal tours.]. 380 Laidley    Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Southern Brazil - a particularly nice specimen! As an expert grower, he had been responsible for the germination of the seeds gathered by various plant collecting expeditions to which the park subscribed. ), undoubtedly a hybrid of species from Europe and/or Japan (a                               massing of crabapples can be found in the middle of each block of Mission Bay                                         Commons Park), 7. 370 Lyon                Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis), Canary Islands (2 trees within the fenced yard on Lyon, just south of Hayes), Hayes Street, Lyon to Central, south side, 49. Yarwood plane tree (Platanus occidentalis ‘Yarwood’), E North America                                                     (the row of trees on the south side of Gene Friend Way; this selection originated at                                   Sather Tower, UC Berkeley), dawn redwood (Metasequoia gglyptostroboides, 37. Our regular commercial: This walking tour was organized by Mike Sullivan, author of The Trees of San Francisco and webmaster of; Jason Dewees, horticulturist at Flora Grubb Gardens and author of Designing with Palms; and Richard Turner, retired editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine . 239 Castro             Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Southeast USA (both sides of Castro are lined with these trees, from near Market to 14th streets, all planted in the early 70s), Northwest Corner of Castro and Henry streets, 14. 148 Noe     Hibiscus tree (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), tropical Asia (tree is on Henry; not known to thrive in San Francisco’s cool climate, but this specimen is doing well), 23. 2760 Sacramento    Soapbark tree (Quillaja saponaria), Chile (2 other trees, across the street and at 2730 Sacramento; very rare in San Francisco). 2689 Sacramento    African fern pine (Afrocarpus gracilior), East and South Africa, 4. 3342 - 22nd            Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), China (one of SF’s best specimens), ** If you have time, take a side excursion to 1054-1058 Guerrero to pay homage to some interesting trees at Flora Grubb’s previous residence, before continuing on 22nd. Terry Francois Blvd, between Mission Bay Blvds North and South, west side, 1. Harvest dates are for my garden in El Sobrante. This walking tour was organized by Mike Sullivan, author of The Trees of San Francisco (if you like this tour, there are 12 more neighborhood tree tours in Mike’s book), Jason Dewees, horticulturist at Flora Grubb Gardens and author of Designing with Palms; and Richard Turner, retired editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine and editor of Trees of Golden Gate Park. 3101 - 20th  Willow wattle (Acacia iteophylla), S Australia, 4. 2760 Vallejo          Brisbane box (Lophostemon confertus), Eastern  Australia, 28. … Victor Reiter, Jr. guided the society from its founding until his death. 405 Baker               Peppermint willow (Agonis flexuosa), Southwest Australia. 190 Henry             Marina strawberry tree (Arbutus ‘Marina’), hybrid of Mediterranean species (3 trees here, but many can be found throughout the neighborhood; the tree was first introduced in San Francisco - the interesting San Francisco story can be found here), 17. Reiter had an important role in the introduction of the hybrid strawberry tree - Arbutus X ‘Marina’, now one of San Francisco’s most commonly planted trees. The Reiter family is also responsible for an official City of San Francisco “landmark tree” at 1221 Stanyan Street, near the corner of 17th Street. According to Orin Martin, Master Gardener for University of California, Santa Cruz, sweet bell peppers need cool summers or short growing seasons and are sensitive to hot days. 901 Alabama           Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), China (row of 5 trees alongside the Boys & Girls Club, 10. 272 Fair Oaks        Purple-leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’), Eurasia (a selection of purple-leaf plum that originated in a Bakersfield nursery), 25. 2732 Vallejo          Snowy River wattle (Acacia boormanii), Southeast Australia (uncommon in San Francisco;        these trees create a curtain to shield the windows), 26. Our trio is the same: Jason Dewees (author of Designing with Palms), Richard Turner (retired editor of Pacific Horticulture), and I’m Mike Sullivan, author of Trees of San Francisco. Our trio of tree geeks responsible for this tour is the same: Jason Dewees (author of Designing with Palms), Richard Turner (retired editor of Pacific Horticulture), and I’m Mike Sullivan, author of Trees of San Francisco. Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), China (the row of deciduous conifers along the south side of Campus Way; long thought extinct but discovered in China in the 1940s), Entry plaza for Mission Bay Conference Center, off Owens St, north of Campus Way, 40. 1405 Plymouth      Marina strawberry tree (Arbutus ‘Marina’), hybrid of Mediterranean species (first introduced in San Francisco - the interesting San Francisco story can be found here), 12B. Readers of the Journal will remember Victor’s article on the history of fuchsia breeding[4], as well as notes on fuchsia culture[5]. 329 Wawona           Kwanzan flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’), E Asia (5 trees in a row), 7. 823 York    Coppertone Indian hawthorn (Raphiolepis ‘Coppertone’), hybrid of E Asian species (new spring growth is coppery in color), 51. 291 - 32nd Primrose tree (Lagunaria patersonii), Australia & S Pacific Islands, 17. 1772 Vallejo          Tītoki tree (Alectryon excelsus), New Zealand (a “City Champion”: the biggest of its kind in San Francisco), **Return to Gough and turn left to head uphill/south**, Gough Street, Vallejo to Broadway, east side, 31. 1700 McAllister     Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Southern Brazil   (2 young trees on McAllister, at corner of Broderick, across the street), Broderick Street, McAllister to Fulton, east side, 30. 2820 Vallejo          Wisteria “tree” (Wisteria sinensis), China (typically a vine, this one has been pruned into a tree-like shrub), 30. Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), Korea & Japan, 34. These stories, in later years, became the focus for garden visitors, became almost as important as the plants themselves. Sutro is like no other in this city; the size alone, combined with his extraordinary plant collection, made this a “must see” for visiting garden enthusiasts. 9. 19. 138 Madrone         Purple-leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera), Eurasia (formerly SF’s most planted tree; an early leaf drop is common in the drier sandy soils of western SF), 45. Plant information was supplied to newspapers, magazines, horticultural writers and home gardeners, all of whom seemed to phone at any hour of the day or night, or on holidays of any denomination. This private garden could hardly be duplicated today – as with any fine collection, it took years to gather and adapt. Full block of Roanoke       London plane trees (Platanus x acerifolia), hybrid of Eastern USA species and European species (these trees, on both sides of the street, have been pollarded in the past (pollarding means the repeated removal of the upper branches of a tree, which promotes the growth of a dense head of foliage and branches), Laidley Street, Roanoke to Castro, northwest side, New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium ‘Ruby Glow’), 22. The walk heads west on California Street to 32nd Avenue, then north on 32nd for half a block, crosses 32nd and returns to California, then heads east on California to 31st, north on 31st to Sea View, east on Sea View to 30th, north on 30th to Lake Street, then returns south on 30th to California, and back to its beginning at 31st. 751 Chenery          Cabbage tree or tī kōuka in Māori (Cordyline australis), New Zealand. 140 Swiss              Purple-leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’), Eurasia (a selection of purple-leaf plum from a Bakersfield nursery), 46. California Street at 31st Avenue, NW corner. 218 Wawona         Boxleaf azara (Azara microphylla), Chile. Washington Street, Octavia to Laguna, south side, 37. Mulberry Tree. (For more on chill hours, see this article by the University of California. 1806 McAllister     Purple-leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera), Eurasia (formerly San Francisco’s most planted street tree). 240 Manor             Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis), Canary Islands, Spain, Manor Drive, Upland to Kenwood, east side, 36. 2858 - 22nd            Interior live oak (Quercus wislizeni), CA native (2 trees; rare in SF), 18. 1477 Grove            Sydney golden wattle (Acacia longifolia), Southeastern Australia (across the street at the corner of the San Francisco Health Care & Rehab Center), 42. 2732 Vallejo          Hybrid date palm (Phoenix x, likely P. canariensis x roebelenii), 25. 69 Noe       Olive (Olea europaea), Mediterranean Basin, 30-B. There had always been relationships with John McLaren and the Park; “Uncle John” had actually intimated that there might be room in the Park for Victor, Jr. 850 York    Sweet michelia (Magnolia doltsopa), Himalayas (fragrant flowers appear in winter), 53. The family’s interest in plants began to grow with Reiter’s Sr.’s retirement, when he enthusiastically began growing (and hybridizing) roses in the then-small backyard at that address. 101 San Ramon       Edible fig tree (Ficus carica), Mediterranean Basin & Middle East (this young specimen has deeply lobed leaves), Plymouth Avenue, San Ramon to Wildwood, west side, 9. Lucky that we had Jason, the palm expert with us - no one else could ID these trees as the hybrids! Victor, Jr., like his friend William E. Schmidt[7], went into war work. 21. (one of the few trees native to San Francisco), Blue Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’), 20. 1315 Plymouth      Angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia x candida ‘Double White’), Andes Mountains of South America, Plymouth Avenue, Wildwood to Montecito, west side, 11. Members of the California Horticultural Society will remember that it was this same 1932 freeze that started the Society with a meeting of discouraged Bay Area gardeners in 1933. To improve drainage Amend with the soil with wash sand, create french drains with pea gravel, add drainage pipes, or plant on a mound. It is one of the best fits for the western side of the City where winds and sandy soils are a challenge for other trees. Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia), E Asia (the most common elm in SF; Chinese elms line                              the outside of the east-west walks on both north and south sides of Mission Bay                                       Commons Park), 3rd Street, Mission Bay Blvd North to China Basin St, west side. White arrows on the pavement provide directions whenever a turn is needed. 884 York    Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Brazil (2 trees are across the street), 50. Then continue to Mission Bay Blvd South. 2700 Green              New Zealand Christmas tree, pōhutukawa in Māori (Metrosideros excelsa), New Zealand (2 trees; this is the #2 most common tree in San Francisco, where it loves the climate; note the aerial roots), Turn left on Broderick. Cross Hayes Street, and turn right on Hayes. 2670 - 21st             champak (Magnolia champaca) S & SE Asia (a great specimen of a rare tree in SF; flowers are fragrant), York Street, 21st to 20th, east then west side, 46. You can also grow many types of soft fruits (fruits that don’t grow on trees) in pots. Large, smooth and woody seed capsules (which look like the bowl of a pipe) form after the flowers, and hang onto the tree for many months, often until the next year’s flowers are in bloom. 40 Sea View          Silver dollar tree (Eucalyptus cinerea), Australia (tree with silvery foliage on the north side of the street). 240 Manor          Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Southern Brazil, 35. Another avalanche of knowledge ensued. I believe in “right tree in the right place”, so red gums doesn’t belong everywhere. Branches from the different fruit trees grow off of the rootstock, which is typically a tree variety natural to the area's climate and soil. Glen Park is one of the most charming and distinctive neighborhoods in San Francisco. 32. The combination of a research operation, a collector’s enthusiasm and the hard realities that business imposed was something practically impossible to accomplish then and totally impossible to achieve today. 700 Diamond           Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle), Peru, Chile (the tree is on Elizabeth Street), Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei), 8. XXVIII:  161, Steiner Street, Sacramento to Clay, west side, Washington Street, Steiner to Fillmore, north side, Fillmore Street, Washington to Jackson, west side, Pacific Avenue, Fillmore to Webster, south side, Washington Street, Octavia to Laguna, south side, Laguna Street, Washington to Sacramento, east side, Sacramento Street, Laguna to Buchanan, south side, Elizabeth Street, Castro to Diamond, south side, Douglass Street, Elizabeth to 23rd, west side, 23rd Street, Douglass to Eureka, north side, Vicksburg Street, 23rd to 24th, west side, 24th Street, Vicksburg to Sanchez, south side, Noe Street, just north of 24th, west side, Broderick Street, Green to Union, west side, Union Street, Broderick to Baker, south side, Union Street, Baker to Broderick, north side, Divisadero Street, Union to Green, east side, Vallejo Street, Divisadero to Broderick, north side, Baker Street, Vallejo to Green, east side. The tour begins at the corner of 20th and Alabama streets, next to the historic Felix F . At Eric’s suggestion, Victor visited the then very old “Charlie.”  In the decaying, neglected old nursery on Lombard Street lurked many hidden beauties. [3], This meeting started a new chapter for Victor Reiter, Jr  Dr. Sydney B. Mitchell, Dean of the Library School at the University of California, in Berkeley, and certainly the dean of California gardeners became the Society’s first president. Good to use for new and established trees. ), 5. 35. This walk is just over 2-½ miles long. These two trees alternate along one or both sides of 3rd St throughout the Mission Bay development: 8. This gained a reputation for La Rochette as a nurseryman’s nursery, a supplier of novelties. White arrows on the pavement provide directions whenever a turn is needed. Redwoods hate wind, and they’re very happy in this wind-sheltered space, 28. The colorful fruit are edible, though rather tasteless; exceptional specimens can be seen in the SF Botanical Garden. ***Don’t miss the spherical sculptures with their mirrored inner surfaces, a captivating piece of public art at the NW corner of 16th St and Terry Francois Blvd. Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’), a variety of Eurasian species (at the corner of B Street and the pedestrian walkway; clearly predates the development of Mission Bay—perhaps the oldest tree in the neighborhood), 47. 2740 Divisadero    European beech (Fagus sylvatica), Europe (the tree is against the stairs, next to the utilities), 21. An interpretive panel at the western end of the park, attached to the railing between the two succulent gardens, explains the natural rainfall pattern experienced in San Francisco. Across the street from 349 - 31st Avenue Lilly pilly (Syzygium smithii, formerly Acmena smithii), E Australia. 200 - 32nd   Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’, CA native (two well-grown specimens), ***Please cross the street carefully; the tour will backtrack towards California Street from this point. 1010 Monterey      Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla), Australia, Norfolk Island (it’s the tall “Christmas tree” in the rear yards of houses across the street, and on the horizon), 26. With a notable inventory of larger-sized stock, California Tropical is also uniquely poised to provide mature trees, in quantity, that are already bearing substantial flowers and fruit. 247 - 32nd Silver maple (Acer saccharinum), E North America, 11. 100 Roanoke         Eureka lemon (Citrus limon), hybrid from South Asia (hanging over the back fence on Laidley), Laidley Street, Roanoke to Mateo, southeast side, 12. To our surprise, we were not the only folks strolling around Salesforce Park. 1100-1102 Guerrero          California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera), Southern California; also Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta), Mexico; (the two palms are across the street). Fruit trees need six hours a day during the growing season (when leaves are on). 2664 Union            Olive (Olea europaea), Mediterranean Basin (a magnificent specimen), 15. 120 Manor             European weeping birch (Betula pendula), Eurasia (not usually well-adapted to SF), 38. Steiner Street, Sacramento to Clay, west side, 6. We begin this tour at an exceptional specimen at 2760 Sacramento Street, then head east to Steiner Street, north past Alta Plaza Park to Washington Street, east on Washington to Fillmore Street, north on Fillmore to Pacific Avenue, east on Pacific to Webster Street, north on Webster to Broadway, east on Broadway to Buchanan Street, north on Buchanan to Vallejo Street, and east on Vallejo to Gough Street. 697 Douglass         Tahitian lime (Citrus X latifolia), horticultural form of southeast Asian species (tree is in rear yard on 23rd; also a Mandarin orange (Citrus x tangerina; tree is to the right of the lime), 18. soapbark tree (Quillaja saponaria) - a “City Champion” - biggest soapbark in San Francisco - and one of the best trees of any kind in the City! FAVORITE FRUIT TREES FOR SAN DIEGO By Tom Del Hotal DECIDUOUS FRUIT Deciduous fruit trees often require a winter dormancy period where temperatures fall between 32 and 45 degrees F. in order to grow, flower and fruit properly. 2529 Fillmore        Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii), East Asia. London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia), hybrid of E USA                                                                            species and European species (this commonly planted                                                                                urban tree is prone to fungal diseases in SF’s cool foggy                                                                              climate, as evidenced by the disfigured leaves and shoot                                                                             tips on this tree), 32. If you’re a tree enthusiast, buy all three books! 1698 McAllister     Victorian box (Pittosporum undulatum), Eastern Australia (row of 5 trees), closeup - leaves and (very fragrant!) Because they have very wide trunks, require a big sidewalk cut, and probably also because they eventually require more maintenance than other trees (as most big trees do). 3503 - 23rd            Waggie palm (Trachycarpus fortunei ‘Wagnerianus’); also a Blue Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis var. Notes on Plant-Growth Substances (Reiter) Vol. You can follow Mike and Jason on their tree-themed Instagram pages at @sftreeguy and @loulufan. 65 Walter              Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia), Argentina, Bolivia, 36. It’s considered a weed tree in many places around the world, but it’s uncommon in San Francisco. If you click on the link, you’ll go to a map of San Francisco where each of the trees is represented by a dot at its location. 222 Wawona         New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium), New Zealand (two color forms here and a third one across the street; all well adapted to SF’s climate and soils), 25. 7 Beaver      Ovens wattle (Acacia pravissima), Eastern Australia (watch for the soft yellow flowers within the next month), 4. 889 York    Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis), Mediterranean Basin, 48. Golden Delicious apples are light yellow in color and have a mellow taste, and Red Delicious apples are very sweet with a crisp texture; the tree's fruits ripen in the months of September and October. 775 Chenery          Victorian box (Pittosporum undulatum), East Australia (white flowers, very fragrant), 55. Richard edited another great book on San Francisco trees: Elizabeth McClintock’s Trees of Golden Gate Park. It’s a short walk, but a rich one tree-wise. Sophora japonica),                                                       China (the dominant tree along both sides of 4th St, from Mission Bay Blvd North to                                Channel St), 12. Grow cockspur coral tree in full sun. 5. 542 Lyon                  Guadalupe palm (Brahea edulis), Guadalupe Island, Mexico (perfectly adapted to San Francisco), Lyon Street, Fulton to McAllister, west side, Dwarf southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’), 10. How much intervention in terms of spraying – even with low toxicity sprays - are you willing to do? 456 Laidley           Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides), East Australia, 20. 242 Wawona         Olive tree (Olea europaea), Mediterranean Basin, 24. NW corner of Noe Valley Town Square   Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia), a California and even a San Francisco native! 2397 Bryant           Brisbane box (Lophostemon confertus), E Australia, 29. At 14th Avenue, turn right. 937 Alabama         Flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata), Japan, 12. To see so many different flowering plants in one unscientific setting is enough to send the uninitiated along the collecting path at once; for the initiated, the paths led to Utopia. 1500 Ocean             Red-flowering gum hybrid (Corymbia ficifolia hybrid? 16 Henry               After Dark peppermint willow (Agonis flexuosa ‘Jervis Bay Afterdark’), Southwest Australian cultivar (often less vigorous than the green-leafed species), 41. While some gardeners collect the biggest and brightest new plants, Mr. Reiter wanted the smallest, most subtle, oldest breeds. A mystery fruit tree in San Francisco. History and Uses. 3102 Castro             Glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum), South China, ***Cross Castro carefully to Laidley Street***, Laidley Street, Castro to Roanoke, southeast side, 7. ), **Cross 23rd carefully; there is a surprising amount of traffic on this street**, Bronze loquat (Rhaphiolepis deflexa, syn. Victor, Sr. and Jr. were convinced that the rose was the ultimate in flowering plants. XX:  60, [3] The First Thirty-One Years (Reiter)  Vol. 730 Broderick        Elegant water gum (Tristaniopsis laurina ‘Elegant’), Eastern Australia, 31. 206 Fair Oaks        Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Southern Brazil (3 trees), 20. 240 Noe     Evergreen pear (Pyrus kawakamii), Taiwan (several trees are on both Noe and Beaver). 25. 12 Fruits to Grow in Containers . 22. 2397 Bryant           Breede River yellowwood (Podocarpus elongatus) S Africa (tree is on 22nd), 32. You’ll want to visit in every season; arborescent aloes are in flower now, along with some South African and Australian members of the Protea family. 998 Florida            Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), E USA to Mexico & C America (tree is across the street on 22nd), 26. 2866 - 22nd            Brush cherry (Syzygium australe), E Australia. He could gently place the yoke of logic over a disorganized young gardener’s thinking without generating discouragement. You can follow Mike (@sftreeguy) and Jason (@loulufan) on Instagram. 855 Darien            Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), Europe & W Asia, 31. 847 Alabama           Trident maple (Acer buergerianum), E Asia (tree is across the street), 8. 2760 Buchanan     Saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana), hybrid of East Asian species, Vallejo Street, Buchanan to Laguna, north side, 24. It also presents a delightful diversity of trees, some among the largest of their kind in the city. From there, it heads southwest on West Portal to 14th Avenue, then northwest on 14th, and southwest on Wawona Street to 15th Avenue. Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), C & N CA coastal native, tallest tree species in the                         world (a small grove of redwoods is at the corner of each block of Mission Bay                                         Commons Park), 6. He was a learned gardener, author of western garden books and a famous Iris breeder, but, above all, he was an understanding mentor for aspiring horticulturists. Ginkgo trees are popular street trees worldwide, and San Francisco is no exception - many hundreds of them can be found citywide. 979 York    English hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata), Europe & N Africa, 39. The potting medium should be loose enough to permit adequate but not excessive drainage. This so intrigued “Bebe” that he took tips from his apricot seedlings and tied them into stems of the husky milkweeds that abounded in the area. The tree arrived as a three-year old and had to be rerouted through Canada along the way. 983 York    Evergreen pear (Pyrus kawakamii), Taiwan (this tree, and others in the neighborhood, are showing signs of fireblight, a disease that causes leaves to turn brown and entire branches to die), 38. 1501 Grove            Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) (two trees are on Baker side of the building). 265 Vicente           Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Southeastern USA, 36. 2727 Union             Mayten (Maytenus boaria), Chile (4 trees), 8. New alpines, dwarf conifers, fuchsias and other shrubs came from the British Isles; gazanias, watsonias, and succulents from the Cape; shrubs and alpines from New Zealand and Tasmania; geraniums from France; echeverias, fuchsias, hawthorns, montanoas from Mexico; Fuchsia triphylla from Santo Domingo; aeoniums, echiums, statice, from the Canaries; armerias, alpines and bulbs from Morocco; helleborus and cyclamen from Majorca; even rose seeds from the USSR. 1480 Grove            Glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum), Southern China, 41. 3502 - 24th             Italian stone pine (Pinus pinea), Mediterranean Basin (source of pine nuts/pignoli), San Jose Avenue, 24th to Elizabeth, west side, 33. 2120 Broadway     London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia), hybrid of Eastern USA species and European species (these trees, in front of Hamlin School, have been pollarded, meaning that they have been repetitively cut, year after year, at a particular point to cause the tree to generate a knobby end - google “pollard” for more info), **Turn left and head north (downhill) on Buchanan**, Buchanan Street, Broadway to Vallejo, east side, 23. 2855 - 22nd            Red maple (Acer rubrum), Eastern USA: Florida to Canada to Mississippi River. 1001 Ulloa             Water gum or small-leaf tristania (Tristaniopsis laurina), Eastern Australia (SF’s most commonly planted tree over the last decade), 49. 864 Chenery          Olive (Olea europaea), Mediterranean Basin (across the street), 53. 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