Evergreen, broadleaf tree. Slow growth rate. Round to oval.
Simple leaf, alternate arrangement, linear to oblanceolate in shape.
Entire margins, coriaceous surface texture. 2 - 3" long, 1/2 - 3/4" wide.
Olive green above, light gray-green below.
Small, creamy white. Late Spring - Summer.
Succulent, indehiscent, drupe, and edible. Green to black at maturity
. 1 - 1 1/2" in size. Fall.
Multi-trunk or low branching, forming bureled trunk with age.
Smooth, thin gray bark.
Full sun, wind, heat, and cold; Hardiness: Sunset zones:
8, 9, 11 - 24.
Any, well drained.
Low water needs.
To shape, remove flowering and fruiting branches to minimize fruit
drop. Remove trunk sprouts.
Accent, background, edible fruit, espalier, foliage, right of way, screen,
shade, seasonal color, specimen, and windbreak.
Fruit drop can be a nuisance.
of Los Angeles - Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services