Two uncommon trees

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I don't know that these are so rare, but they're certainly not common around town. The first, Maytenus boaria, I had no memory of seeing before, but Nadia posted a photo of the flowers in April 2013: We don't see these plants on streets and in parks. From South America; I think we were told that it's quite common there.
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    This is Halocarpus bidwillii, a Podocarpaceae from New Zealand.
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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'd think both are only borderline hardy in Vancouver, so not too surprising they're not planted much.
     

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