California Laurel, California Bay,
Trunk - Dark gray bark becoming fissured with age. Trunk is usually enlarged with a basal flare.
- Leathery lanceolate simple leaves, 2 - 3" long and
Flowers/fruit - Tiny, cup-shaped, yellow green flowers in clusters in April and May. Olive-shaped 1" long one-seeded fruits, hanging in groups of 2 or 3, are yellow green to purplish brown at maturity.
No significant pest problems.
-Suitable for 5 - 6' palkways or 5 x 5' cutouts.