Xylosma congestum. XYLOSMA. China
FLACOURTIACEAE (Flacourtia family)

Xylosma is highly regarded as a handsome, adaptable small tree or shrub for garden accent. It has shiny, yellowish-green leaves up to 10 inches long and bronze-colored new growth. See one on the left as you enter Wilbur Hall from Escondido Road. A fine massed planting is on San Francisco Court where it enters Alvarado Row; another is nearby on San Francisco Terrace. A magnificent row is in the center divider of El Camino Real near the southern border of Redwood City. On campus, it is usually a sheared hedge, as at the Via Palou parking lot and the modules at Galvez Mall.

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