Tree #1: Quercus agrifolia. Did you know the infant leaves on Quercus agrifolia are pink? How about that?
Tree #2: Leucadendron argenteum. How do they do in Southern California?
To be honest, not great. This one is growing in sight of the Pacific, and despite cooling ocean breezes and soothing fogs, it still ain't happy.
Tree #3, Lagerstroemia 'Dynamite'
Bare dry wood bursts with glossy new foliage in just a few days.