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California Bay (Umbellularia californica)

Umbellularia californica-Californai BayThis aromatic evergreen shrub or tree has greenish to reddish brown bark and can be up to 30 meters tall. The shiny smooth leaves are 3 to 10 cm long. 6 to 8 small yellow-green flowers are arranged in round inflorescences, and each flower has both female and male parts. The solitary fruits are 2 to 2.5 cm and resemble an olive.

Download the USA-NPN datasheet for Umbellularia californica here.

Download the CPP species profile for Umbellularia californica here.

For additional information about this species, visit these pages:

Umbellularia californica on the USA-NPN website

Umbellularia californica on Calflora

Umbellularia californica on USDA PLANTS