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 email@example.com 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!
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Congratulations Rebecca of Los Altos!
The tree is the Chinese Pistache, Pistacia Chinensis.
Shaded area represents potential planting range for the Chinese Pistache