Ligustrum ovalifolium. CALIFORNIA PRIVET. Japan
OLEACEAE (Olive family)

An apparently old planting

ten yards south of the heritage funeral cypress near Arboretum Rd. and Palm Drive. Blooming May 15, 2006.

Rehder, Alfred. 1986. Manual of cultivated trees and shrubs hardy in North America: exclusive of the subtropical and warmer temperate regions. 2nd ed., rev. and enl. Portland, Ore.: Dioscorides Press. The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)

Illustrations (links open new windows): branchlet |


Name derivation, genus | species: Latin ligulare, to tie, in reference to the use made of the flexible shoots |

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