Because of our warmer Mediterranean climate with dry Summers and (sometimes) wet Winters, many of Southern California's lower elevation native trees and shrubs benefit from retaining their leaves in Winter and are not deciduous.
Some of the Southern California trees found at low elevation that are deciduous are valley oak, sycamore, willow, cottonwood, ash, alder, elderberry and walnut.
From last Sunday's run in Malibu Creek State Park.
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