of Los Angeles - Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services
Form - Evergreen. Informal, small to medium, densely rounded trees with
moderate growth to 30' and as wide. Spreading habit, with leaves that
hang gracefully weeping from outer branches.
Trunk - Distinctive dark reddish brown, rough bark.
Foliage - Leaves are divided into three shiny, leathery and slender dark
green leaflets 4 - 5" long and 3/8" wide with paler undersides.
- Small cream colored flowers. Yellow or red 1/4" pea-Iike fruits, are
borne in clusters on female trees.
significant pest problems are known at this time.
Sunset zones - 8, 9, and 12 - 24.
- Suitable for 5 - 6' parkways or 5' x 5' cutouts. Suitable under utility
Good for street sides, medians, parks and lawns.
Can take high summer heat, wind, aridity and poor soils. When
established is drought resistant. Suckers are a problem when young. On
female trees flowers and fruit can be messy .