Thursday, August 13, 2009

Name That Tree!

The Thursday Garden Grappler looks ahead to Autumn, when this tree puts on its fabulous show of color throughout most of California, with a noticeable exception: along the Pacific Coast Highway of Southern California. Nyah, nyah, nyah, Santa Barbara to San Diego! We can grow a colorful tree you can't! Nyah! Nyah! Nyah!

Be the first e-mail respondent to to correctly identify this tree, with both the common name and botanical name (Genus and species), and win a copy of the Dr. Earth Gardening Guide. Good Luck!

Congratulations Rebecca of Los Altos!

The tree is the Chinese Pistache, Pistacia Chinensis.

Shaded area represents potential planting range for the Chinese Pistache