I hope someone can identify this tree-shrub. This volunteer sprouted up next to my southern magnolia tree recently. I've consulted my books but can not identify it. I love its fern-like leaves and red bark. I will soon need a replacement for the magnolia next to it. It has been thinning severely for 4 years since I had to cut some sturctural roots to repair the brick planter it resides in. The magnolia has been the specimen tree in the front of my house for 50 years, but a real mess as well. I would love a deciduous specimine tree to replace it with. It's too much to hope for that this pretty little volunteer is an apropriate candidate,,, isn't it? I live in San Lorenzo, California, in the San Francisco east bay area (near Oakland). Zone 17 in Sunset Western Garden Book.
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Please identify this volunteer tree/shrub. It's beautiful