Carrotwood in a downtown planter

Sometimes great trees are found in strange places.   Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) is an Australian tree in the soapberry family.  It don't seem to do well in San Francisco - you rarely see one that looks healthy.   So it's always a pleasure to walk past this thriving tree, in the 100 block of Sacramento Street.   Who would have thought that the best example of a tree would be in a cement planter in the middle of the financial district?    

 Carrotwood - 100 Block of Sacramento Street

Carrotwood - 100 Block of Sacramento Street