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A Slow Boil

California grape, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

Peak develops like a slow boil in Los Angeles County. After it has come and gone elsewhere in California, it begins to bubble down south.

Presently, peak is 20 to 30% at the LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia,  reports Frank McDonough.

Freeman’s maple, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

Western redbud, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

American elm, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black walnut, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

Cotoneaster and chocolate persimmon, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

Chocolate persimmon, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

Japanese maple, blooming Oregon grape (r), LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese maple, blooming Oregon grape (r), LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

Cotoneaster and chocolate persimmon, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

Crepe myrtle, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese pistache (sarah’s radiance), LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (11/16/21) Frank McDonough

Among the more colorful specimens to enjoy are confetti-like Western redbud, fluorescent Chinese pistache, American elm that drip with gold, tawny chocolate persimmon and red hot California grape.

  • LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia (482′) – Patchy (10 – 50%)

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