City Trees

May/June 2015

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38 City Trees Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle) is a drought-tolerant evergreen here. It can grow up to 10 m (33 feet) in height. The weeping form is common - ly used here, showing off attractive foliage and clus- ters of pinkish fruits in the fall and winter. This tree can be invasive. Black mulberry (Morus nigra) comes from Asia. This pollution- and salt-tol- erant tree grows up to 12 m (39 feet). It needs ade- quate water to produce its edible fruit, a dark purple berry that is considered by many to be the tastiest of mulberries.

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