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City Trees And Flowers

March 04, 1989|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Many of the cities in Orange County have official city trees and city flowers. Irvine even has a city vegetable and Villa Park has a city bird (asparagus and the hummingbird, respectively). Some are logical--what else but the orange tree could be Orange's official tree? Others are unique--Huntington Beach is perhaps one of the few cities in the country that have adopted the bottle brush as its symbol of arboreal affairs. Here's a list of the official flower and tree of the county's cities:

City City Flower City Tree Anaheim Calendula Magnolia Brea Rose Pepper Buena Park Bird of paradise Brazilian pepper Costa Mesa Fuchsia Indian laurel Cypress Gold-toned chrysanthemum Italian cypress Dana Point None None Fountain Valley None Evergreen pear Fullerton Carnation Jacaranda Garden Grove Tropicana rose Flame coral Huntington Beach None Bottle brush Irvine Agapanthus (African lily) Camphor Laguna Beach None None La Habra Hibiscus None La Palma Daisy Palm * Los Alamitos None Cottonwood Mission Viejo None None Newport Beach Bougainvillea Coral Orange Rose Orange Placentia Gladiolus Palm San Clemente Bougainvillea Coral San Juan Capistrano Red geranium Sycamore Santa Ana Hibiscus Jacaranda Seal Beach None None Stanton None None Tustin Camellia Eucalyptus Villa Park Orange blossom Weeping fig Westminster Roundelay rose Wilson holly Yorba Linda Rose Avocado

* Not official, but widely accepted as the city tree.

Source: Individual cities

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