this tree is absolutely gorgeous as its flower buds start to bloom on bare branches before the leaves appear. very eye-catching, and one of my favorite trees to incorporate into a california native landscape design.
(and my apologies, but if you know me by now, whenever i am in a rush to post something, you will know, because i will fail
to keep to capitalize my sentences, as well as bore you to death with content that is just plain dry, and i'll probably throw in a handful of grammatical errors just for fun. my bad. but let's keep it real, and conversational, eh? on to the next post, please...)