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This rare yellow-flowered Pōhutukawa is considered a "landmark tree" by the city of San Francisco. It was planted by Victor Reiter, founder of the California Horticultural Society, circa 1930s. I was told that it's one of only three such trees in California. Metrosideros excelsa 'Aurea' originates from the Bay of Plenty region of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The white-flowered branches on the left are from a unique Leptospermum hybrid cultivated by Reiter.

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Author Akos Kokai
Camera location37° 45′ 41.63″ N, 122° 27′ 07.62″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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