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Baobab Tree 1. Baobab Tree (Adansonia za) Go back to map
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING NEAR THE STAIRS.
This is the most widespread Baobab tree in Madagascar. Ours is flowering size, and possibly the largest cultivated specimen in North America. But it is still young. Ancient plants in habitat may reach 30 meters tall. The tree flowers sparingly in summer, with large yellow-orange blossoms.


Lacebark Elm 2. Lacebark Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Go back to map
FLANKING FOUNTAINS IN ALUMNI PLAZA
Statuesque trees with interesting bark.

Texas Red Oak 3. Texas Red Oak (Quercus buckleyi) Go back to map
ALUMNI HILL AND PLAZA
One of the few "fall color" oaks in the southwest.

Texas Honey Mesquite 4. Texas Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) Go back to map
EAST EDGE OF BEAR DOWN BIKE PATH
A deciduous mesquite with lacy foliage.

Mexican Fan Palm 5. Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) Go back to map
SOUTH OF MODERN LANGUAGES
This very tall and slim palm tree is the tallest growing palm seen in Arizona landscaping. It is known for its slender grace: native to the oases of the lower Sonoran desert.

Slipper Plant 6. Slipper Plant (Pedilanthus macrocarpus) Go back to map
EAST SIDE OF KRUTCH GARDEN
Interesting succulent with vertical form and orange "slipper" flowers

Barrel cactus 7. Barrel cactus (Ferocatus wislizeni) Go back to map
JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH CACUTS GARDEN
This is the common barrel cactus found around Tucson and farther East.

8. Bunny-ears prickly-pear (Opuntia microdasys) Go back to map
JOSEPH WOOD KRUCH CACTUS GARDEN
A popular cultivated prickly-pear. It looks spineless, but beware!!

Boojum Tree 9. Boojum Tree (Fouquieria columnairis) Go back to map
IN THE JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH DESERT GARDEN
This bizarre form evokes much curiosity about this grand relative of an ocotillo. Boojum forests exist in Baja California, and one area in Sonora, Mexico.

Ocotillo 10. Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) Go back to map
IN THE WOOD KRUTCH DESERT GARDEN
An unusal thorny desert shrub, but it is not a cactus!! Leafs out within days following a summer rain and sheds the leaves often within weeks when drought returns. this may be repeated several times a summer, depending on frequency of rainstorms.

Organ Pipe Cactus 11. Organ Pipe Cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) Go back to map
IN THE JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH DESERT GARDEN
This striking arborescent cactus of the lower Sonoran desert has beautiful white flowers and delicious fruit. There is more information on this cactus at the Organ Pipe National Monument site.

Saguaro Cactus 12. Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) Go back to map
IN THE JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH DESERT GARDEN
The most famous Arizona plant- the blossom is the state flower- the fruit is eaten by Native Americans and the very hard, woody ribs that reinforce the huge succulent structure were used for building material by early settlers. There is more information on Saguaros at the Saguaro National Monument site.

Senita Cactus 13. Senita Cactus (Lophocereus schottii) Go back to map
JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH CACTUS GARDEN
A primarily Mexican cactus which barely finds a home warm enough for itself in Southernmost Arizona.

White-thorn Acacia 14. White-thorn Acacia (Acacia constricta) Go back to map
JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH CACTUS GARDEN
A small native Arizona tree. Good for dry-climate landscaping. It has attractive yellow flowers and rather unpleasent spines.

Catclaw Acacia 15. Catclaw Acacia (Acacia greggii) Go back to map
JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH CACTUS GARDEN
A native Arizona shrub or small tree. Infamous to hikers, who know well the nasty little catclaw spines which grab and snag clothes and skin.

Devil Club Cholla 16. Devil Club Cholla (Grusonia kunzei) Go back to map
SOUTH OF ADMINISTRATION
A low sprawling cactus forming a formidible groundcover. Prevents pedestrians from cutting corners through the cactus garden!

Calotrope 17. Calotrope (Calotropis procera) Go back to map
NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE SCIENCE LIBRARY, SOUTH OF CACTUS GARDEN
A straggly shrub with large leaves and big, attractive milkweed flowers.

Vara Prieta or Palo Piojo 18. Vara Prieta or Palo Piojo (Brongniartia alamosana) Go back to map
NORTHWEST WALL OF SCIENCE LIBRARY, SOUTH OF CACTUS GARDEN
A rare plant in landscaping. It is not remarkable when out of the bloom, but in season the red pea-flowers are attractive and unique.

California Fan Palm 19. California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera) Go back to map
RUNNING EAST AND WEST ALONG THE MALL
Shorter and stockier then the Mexican fan palm: native to oases in California, and Baja California , and also native in several secluded canyons.

Texas Olive or Anacahuita 20. Texas Olive or Anacahuita (Cordia boissieri) Go back to map
NORTHWEST OF NUGENT AT SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE MALL
This shrub or small tree can flower almost year-round with attractive white blossoms.

Canary Island Pine 21. Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) Go back to map
TWO TREES ON NORTHEAST CORNER OF FORBES
A very striking vertical pine with beautiful long silky needles- from the Canary Islands as you might deduce.

Cat's Claw 22. Cat's Claw (Macfadyena unguis-cati) Go back to map
COVERS THE ARCHES EAST OF FORBES.
A strong, rapid-growing vine which climbs by its own devices. It clings on brick and other masonry; has a brief spectactular display of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers followed by pods which resemble catalpa tree pods, to which it is related.

California Incense Cedars 23. California Incense Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens) Go back to map
NORTH OF FORBES
Native to the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada and the coast range in California. Plentiful on the Yosemite valley floor.

South American Mesquite 24. South American Mesquite (Prosopis alba) Go back to map
TREES LINING SOUTH DRIVE BETWEEN FORBES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Often mistakenly called Chilean Mesquite. These trees are representative of Southern hemisphere mesquites. Some are believed to be hybrids. South American Mesquites have become popular for shade in South America because they tolerate difficult soils and require less water then most shade trees. They are also nearly evergreen which the North American Mesquites are not.

Desert Willow 25. Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) Go back to map
SOUTHWEST OF OLD MAIN
This is an example of a low-branching desert willow, a deciduous flowering tree of the desert Southwest. The tree is not really a willow in spite of its appearance. Actually it is a relative of the catalpa and is found growing along dry water courses of Chichu and Sonoran (Mexico) deserts. The showy flowers occur in spring and summer and range in color from white to purple.

Jojoba 26. Jojoba (Simmondsia chinesis) Go back to map
WEST OF OLD MAIN'S SOUTHWEST CORNER
This compact shrub - at one time thought to be a desert relative of boxwood - produces a nut rich in oils and waxes which rivals the valuable sperm whale oil in quality. Much work is now being done to grow this plant commercially, and perhaps save the whale from predation.

Sotol 27. Sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri) Go back to map
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF OLD MAIN
Sometimes called the desert spoon because of the spoon-shaped base to each leaf which is prized for dried flower arrangements. Its bloom appears more like an eight-foot sheath of grain than a blossom.

Arizona Mesquite 28. Arizona Mesquite (Prosopis velutina) Go back to map
IN OPEN AREA SOUTHEAST OF OLD MAIN
This venerable velvet mesquite is typical of the great specimens that once dominated the forest near San Xavier Mission south of Tucson. Mesquites provide lumber, cabinet wood and fuel to Arizonans.

Smooth-bark Arizona cypress 29. Smooth-bark Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizona glabra) Go back to map
ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF OLD MAIN
This is a much-admired cone-bearing tree found in the transitional area between the desert and high country; sometimes used for wind breaks.

Multi-trunked Date Palm 30. Multi-trunked Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Go back to map
NORTHEAST OF OLD MAIN
This multi-trunked example of the Arab date is uncommon to Arizona. The many trunks are seldom seen because the young side shoots are usually removed to start new date orchards. This date palm was a gift to the University by Arab students in the 1970s.

Crested Saguaro Cactus 31. Crested Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) Go back to map
NORTHEAST OF OLD MAIN
This is noticeable for its crown-shaped top. Cresting appears in many species of unrelated plants and is little understood. The crest may be a lateral dividing of the growing tip.

Soaptree Yucca 32. Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) Go back to map
NORTHEAST OF OLD MAIN
Named from the Native Americans' use of the roots for soap; the leaves were used for basketweaving. Good accent landscape plant.

Arizona Ironwood 33. Arizona Ironwood (Olneya tesota) Go back to map
OPEN AREA NORTHWEST OF OLD MAIN
Most valuable tree in the Sonoran Desert

Oriental Arborvitae 34. Oriental Arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis) Go back to map
NORTHWEST CORNER OF OLD MAIN
Classic foundation shrub, now grown huge

Blue Palo Verde Tree 35. Blue Palo Verde Tree (Cercidium Floridum) Go back to map
NORTH OF OLD MAIN'S WEST ENTRANCE
Though deciduous, its green bark makes it possible to carry out plant functions when the climate is too dry to support leaves. Very showy yellow bloom in springtime.

Century Plant 36. Century Plant (Agave americana) Go back to map
NORTH OF OLD MAIN'S WEST ENTRANCE
Used for fiber in Mexico. After a number of years (not a century as the legend goes-more like 20 years) the plant throws up a giant twenty foot blossom stalk. It blooms, produces and dies. Seedings and little off-shoot plants start the cycle all over again.

Creosote 37. Creosote (Larrea tridentata) Go back to map
NORTH OF STAIRCASE ON WEST SIDE OF OLD MAIN
Native to the Southwestern deserts and northern Mexico , its yellow flowers appear mainly in the spring, followed by small, fuzzy seed balls. The leaves secrete a gummy resin that makes them look lacquered and contributes to the pungent fragrances after rains.

Aleppo Pine 38. Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) Go back to map
SOUTH OF OLD MAIN FOUNTAIN
These trees are representative of a pine that is abundant from the Mediterranean area to the almost desert regions of North Africa. They are well-adapted to Southern Arizona.

Sissoo Tree 39. Sissoo Tree (Dalbergia sissoo) Go back to map
NORTH OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, WEST OF ENTRANCE
Fast-growing evergreen tree from India. A legume tree, its roots put nitrogen back into the soil via nitrogen fixing nodules.

White Bark Cottonwood 40. White Bark Cottonwood (Populus brandegeei) Go back to map
NORTHWEST OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
This is an import from Sonora, Mexico . Fast-growing, it makes a beautiful shade tree for lawns and wet areas - not for the water-efficient garden.

Rio Yaqui Cottonwood 41. Rio Yaqui Cottonwood (Populus mexicana dimorpha) Go back to map
NORTHEAST OF DOUGLASS
This is also an import from South of the border. Very fast growing and also used as a beautiful shade tree.

Indian Cedar 42. Indian Cedar (Cedrus deodara) Go back to map
WEST OF DOUGLASS
Also known as Deodor cedar, one of the few true cedars. Native to the Himalayan mountains of the old world. The cedar ramada was constructed of wood from an 80-year old speciman which stood here.

Montezuma Cypress 43. Montezuma Cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) Go back to map
IN LAWN JUST NORTH OF INDIAN CEDARS
In Mexico this cypress is thought to be as old as the California redwoods. From the old gardens of Mexico where it has been a prized tree since Montezuma's time, it is a water-loving tree and can almost be counted as an Arizona native since it ranges from Central Mexico to within 90 miles of the border. Found along streams and wet places from Sonora South.

Thornless Honey Locust 44. Thornless Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis and cultivars) Go back to map
IN THE LAWN, NORTHWEST OF THE CEDAR RAMADA
This native to the South and Midwest has becom a very important urban tree because of its great tolerance to pollution and harsh city conditions. It was brought to Arizona by early Anglo settlers.

Columnar Italian Cypress 45. Columnar Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens stricta) Go back to map
SOUTH OF COMMUNICATIONS
Gracing this part of campus is the classic columnal spire of the Mediterranean area. It is admired for its strong vertical accent and the deep green it adds to the landscape.

Chinese Pistache 46. Chinese Pistache (Pistacia chinensis) Go back to map
BETWEEN COMMUNICATIONS AND ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM (NORTH)
This is an excellent deciduous shade tree for this region and one of the few that produce bright Autumn color in Arizona. Female trees have handsome purple berries which last into winter after the leaves have dropped.

Mount Atlas Pistache 47. Mount Atlas Pistache (Pistacia atlantica) Go back to map
NORTHEAST OF ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM (NORTH BLDG)
This deciduous tree is a native of North Africa and has great desert tolerance. Old trees have survived for centuries in such austere deserts as the Negev in Israel. It is not as colorful in fall as is the Chinese Pistache.

Lentish or Evergreen Pistache 48. Lentish or Evergreen Pistache (Pistacia Lentiscus) Go back to map
EAST OF ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM (NORTH BLDG)
This tree from the Mediterranean has potential as a patio shade tree and along streets where a small tree is needed. The foliage is handsome in all seasons

Mexican Blue Palm 49. Mexican Blue Palm (Brahea armata) Go back to map
EAST OF ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM (NORTH BLDG)
Flowers mid-June to winter with exceptionally long cream colored streamers followed by thick clusters of marble-like fruits. The palms are prized for their bluish foliage.

Velvet Ash 50. Velvet Ash (Fraxinus velutina) Go back to map
IN LAWN WEST OF MAIN ENTRANCE OF ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM (NORTH BLDG)
Southwestern native, common in riparian areas

Laurel Leaf Cocculus 51. Laurel Leaf Cocculus (Cocculus laurifolius) Go back to map
AGAINST STATE MUSEUM (NORTH BLDG)
The shiny rich foliage of this large shrub or small tree attracts much attention because of its similarity to the classical Grecian laurel. This laurel is from the Himalayan Mountains.

Olives 52. Olives (Olea europaea) Go back to map
TREES RUNNING NORTH AND SOUTH ALONG THE WALKWAY IN GREENBELT WEST OF ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM (NORTH BLDG)
The Olive is a classic Old World tree cultivated from pre-biblical times. It is valued for its wood, form, fruit and beautiful silvery foliage. It is a heavy pollen producer but one of the best broadleaf evergreen landscape trees in Arizona. These trees were planted around 1900 by Robert Forbes.

Cunninghum Beefwood or River She-Oak 53. Cunningham Beefwood or River She-Oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana) Go back to map
IN GREENBELT AREA WEST OF ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM (NORTH BLDG)
This Australian genus of plants is an important reforestation tree for many arid, treeless regions of the World. It is tolerant of a wide variety of conditions from seashore to desert highlands.

Evergreen Maple 54. Evergreen Maple (Acer oblongum) Go back to map
IN GREENBELT, WEST OF ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM (NORTH BLDG)
A dead giveaway of a Maple tree is the typical winged Maple seed. This rare evergreen Maple species from the Himalayas stays green all winter -- unique among Maples. It is much smaller than its hardier temperate-zone relatives. Planted here by faculty member R.B. Streets.

Chinese Jujube 55. Chinese Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) Go back to map
IN GREENBELT WEST OF ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM
Brought here by the Chinese railroad workers, this Oriental immigrant has long been grown in Arizona. It is prized for its delicious (dry) fruit, attractive foliage and interesting silhouette. Very tolerant of drought, yet enjoys lawn situations, too.

Crape Myrtle 56. Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Go back to map
NORTH SIDE OF CAMPUS DRIVE
This multiple-trunked, small, deciduous flowering tree of great beauty has purple/pinkish flowers, but comes in many other colors ranging from white to purple. It has graced gardens from earliest times and seeds may have been brought to Europe from the Orient by Marco Polo. One of the first Old World ornamentals planted in colonial gardens, some of these are still alive at the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia

Carob 57. Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) Go back to map
WEST OF CRAPE MYRTLE
This broadleaf evergreen is sometimes called St. John's Bread or Locust of the Bible. The bean pod is often used as a source of nutrients for humans and animals in the Mediterranean region. Carob is used as a substitute for chocolate and also for a sweetener.

Southern Live Oak 58. Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) Go back to map
EAST OF CRAPE MYRTLE
This native to the Old South is associated with the moss-draped alleys of the Mississippi plantations. This tree seems to be very happy in lawns of Arizona, without the Spanish moss, and also makes an excellent street tree. State tree of Georgia.

Smoke Tree 59. Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria) Go back to map
SLIGHTLY NORTHWEST OF LIVE OAK
A medium-water use shrub with interesting fine-textured flowers

Weeping Thuja 60. Weeping Thuja (Thuja orientalis pendula) Go back to map
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GILA HALL
This unusual weeping conifer is of considerable age - over 100 years old. It is no longer grown by nurseries.

Red Gum or Red River Gum 61. Red Gum or Red River Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) Go back to map
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GILA HALL
This grand scale tree from Australia is probably one of the biggest trees in Southern Arizona. This one is approximately 80 feet high. It is a very important species as a source of wood, for reforestation, and for windbreaks throughout the arid, treeless regions of the subtropical world.

Horse Radish Tree 62. Horse Radish Tree (Moringa oleifera) Go back to map
SOUTH EAST CORNER OF GILA HALL
One of the great ethnobotanical "medicine chest" trees of the tropics

Sour Orange Tree 63. Sour Orange Tree (Citrus aurantium) Go back to map
WALKWAY EAST OF GILA HALL
This walkway was once a clipped hedge that got away and became trees. Its fragrant flowers and colorful sour friut are used to make marmalade. Orange Walk is a popular UA landmark.

Alligator Bark Juniper 64. Alligator Bark Juniper (Juniperus deppeana) Go back to map
DIRECTLY SOUTH OF ORANGE TREE WALKWAY
This Southwest native is found growing at middle elevations on desert mountainsides and plateaus. It also thrives at Tucson's elevation and lower if given supplemental water. Bark resembles alligator hide.

Sabal Palmetto 65. Sabal Palmetto (Sabal Palmetto) Go back to map
SOUTHEAST OF JUNIPER (previous tree)
Native to the Southeastern states and along the Gulf of Mexico, this palm is hardy to cold but very slow growing.

Lilac Chaste or Monk Pepper Tree 66. Lilac Chaste or Monk Pepper Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) Go back to map
WEST AND EAST OF MAIN ENTRANCE TO MARICOPA HALL
This attractive deciduous plant from the dry regions of the Old World is especially suited to Arizona climate. It can be a small tree or shrub depending on the amount of water and the training it receives. There are selections with attractive blue flowers which bloom in the summer.

Primrose Jasmine 67. Primrose Jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi) Go back to map
AGAINST WALL EAST AND WEST OF MARICOPA HALL ENTRANCE
This evergreen vining shrub is a very popular foundation plant. It blooms with double yellow blossoms in late February.

Common myrtle 68. Common myrtle (Myrtus communis) Go back to map
EAST END OF MARICOPA
Classic Australian shrub used as a foundation plant

Weeping Mulberry 69. Weeping Mulberry (Morus alba ‘Chaparral’) Go back to map
IN LAWN SOUTH OF YUMA HALL
Old form of classic urban tree, previously common in southwest neighborhoods

African Sumac 70. African Sumac (Rhus lancea) Go back to map
IN THE COVE BETWEEN MARICOPA AND YUMA HALLS
This is the first African sumac ever planted in Arizona. It was planted in Arizona during the 1920s and is the largest in the state. This well-adapted desert evergreen tree was introduced from South Africa to Arizona by Homer LeRoy Shantz, a former dean of agriculture who later served as president of the University. The tree is an important addition to Southern Arizona plantings. It is quite drought resistant.

Chinese Redbud 71. Chinese Redbud (Cercis chinensis) Go back to map
IN LAWN AREA SOUTH OF YUMA AND MARICOPA HALLS
This Chinese shrub is one of the many Eastern immigrants brought west by early Anglo settlers. It is deciduous and has bright purple blossoms in early spring, giving a nostalgic Eastern touch to the Arizona scene.

Glossy Privet 72. Glossy Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) Go back to map
SOUTH WEST CORNER OF YUMA HALL
Popular as a clipped hedge, this plant also becomes a very attractive broadleaf evergreen tree when it is allowed to take its natural form.

Southern Magnolia 73. Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) Go back to map
EAST OF C.E.S.L. ENTRANCE
These trees were famed in songs and stories of the Old South. They are admired in the desert Southwest for their glossy evergreen foliage and magnificent fragrant white flowers twelve inches in diameter. They tolerate the heat but need plenty of water.

Tree of Heaven 74. Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) Go back to map
EAST OF C.E.S.L.,NEXT TO THE BUILDING
This deciduous, temperate-zone tree, originally from the interior of China, has been carried by Western man to wherever it will grow in the northern and southern hemispheres. It tolerates more air pollution than any other tree and is a familiar sight in most large temperate-zone cities where it often becomes a weed.

Sonoran Palmetto 75. Sonoran Palmetto (Sabal uresana) Go back to map
BETWEEN C.E.S.L. AND ECONOMICS
This Sonoran desert palm with its unusual feather fan type leaf is found in moist places in Sonora, Mexico. A much hardier palm than some species commonly planted, it is somewhat slow growing but deserves a much wider use. This one was planted by desert ecologist Forrest Shreve prior to 1940.

Bidwell's Choral Tree 76. Bidwell's Choral Tree (Erythrina bidwillii) Go back to map
SOUTH SIDE OF C.E.S.L.
With red flowers, this hybrid flowering tree is a member of a tropical clan, all of which have showy flowers. This tree combines the cold tolerance of one parent with the heat tolerance of the other.

Sinaloan Silk Tree 77. Sinaloan Silk Tree (Albizia sinaloensis) Go back to map
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF COMMUNICATION
This evergreen tree with beautiful feather-like leaves is found in wash areas in the Southern end of the Sonoran desert.

Silk Oak 78. Silk Oak (Grevillea robusta) Go back to map
SOUTH OF ECONOMICS
This is not an oak at all. It makes a large rather vertical tree with very decorative evergreen foliage. This Australian native is planted over the warmer regions of the world and is admired for its finely-cut lacy leaves and showy orange flowers in mid-spring.

Trumpet Brush 79. Trumpet Brush (Tecoma stans stans) Go back to map
SOUTH OF ECONOMICS
This native to Southern Arizona ranges all the way to South America and into the Caribbean. It becomes a small tree in frost-free climates. The abundant display of yellow trumpet flowers adds a sunny touch to any scene and often attracts hummingbirds.

Texas Ebony 80. Texas Ebony (Ebanopsis ebano) Go back to map
SOUTHWEST SIDE OF ECONOMICS
A low water use tree with unusual dark green foliage

Assyrian Plum 81. Assyrian Plum (Cordia myxa) Go back to map
WEST SIDE OF SOUTH FACE OF ENGINEERING BLDG
Sprawling shrub/tree with round leaves and tasty fruit

Floss Silk Tree 82. Floss Silk Tree (Chorisia insignis and Cloristia speciosa) Go back to map
SOUTH END OF ENGINEERING
This unusual South American tree is often referred to by UA students as the "Horn Toad Tree". It is deciduous for a period in winter. Chorisia insignis produces showy white lily-like flowers in fall and sometimes into winter. Its relative, Chorisia speciosa, is less hardy to frost but has spectacular pink blossoms in the fall.

Weeping Bottlebrush 83. Weeping Bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) Go back to map
AGAINST SOUTH WALL OF ENGINEERING
A pendulous Australian tree, this is the largest of the bottlebrush family. The spring display of vibrant scarlet brushes can be very spectacular; the evergreen foliage is sometimes damaged by hard frost.

Monkey Ear 84. Monkey Ear (Enterolobium cyclocarpum) Go back to map
SOUTH OF ENGINEERING
This large feathery shade tree is very popular in Mexico. The legume pod is curled up and looks like an ear. Sometimes it is called the Ear Pod Tree.