These are two of the three trees growing in Huntington Gardens, Pasadena. They are all immense, dwarfing most other trees in the gardens.
These leaves, if given to all but the best experts on cycads, will assume they belong to cycads- unique for tree leaves in my experience
Encinitas, California- good shot for scale
with people for scale
Leaves (Parque Chacabuco)
I LOVE THIS TREE!!!!! So awesome!!! This one grows in Palermo, BA.
Mature cone from the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Large irregular winged seed from the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Expired male pollen cone from the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Female cone scales from the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Various shades from juvenile to mature foliage
may be sun hardy, but less so as a seedling obviously. Still, it's coming back slowly... hope it does better in winter (hated our summer here in the Los Angeles inland valley)
southern California tree in spring with new yellowish leaves visible
Los Angeles arboretum
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
San Francisco Botanical Garden
winds knocked this immature cone of the tree
Huntington Gardens, California January
new spring foliage looking very yellow and ornamental, Huntington Gardens, end of March
Durban Botanic Gardens, South Africa. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/
Western Australia. Photo courtesy of, copyright of Jim Bishop, a San Diego, California Landscape Designer.