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Torreya californica - California Nutmeg
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Torreya californica - California Nutmeg
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Botanic Name: Torreya californica
Common Name: California Nutmeg
Size: 50'h x 30'w
Sun: Sun-Shade
H20: Occ.H2O/moist
Deer Resistant
Resistance: high
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Clay Tolerant
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This beautiful, uncommon conifer is found from the Santa Cruz Mountains north to Mendocino. The deep green, very sharp needles (the Ohlone used them for tattooing) contrast beautifully with pale gray bark. It generally grows in shaded canyons in the company of oak, fir, and bay. In your garden, partial sun to full shade is best, with the occasional deep watering in summer. Reaches about 50 feet with age - lots of age, so count on a lovely small tree for your lifetime.

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