Plantidote of the Day 2011-05-17
A very common tree used for privacy screening here in Zone 10. The trees are fairly big, ten to twelve feet tall usually, and about half as wide. The leaves are like a ficus benjamina, maybe a bit bigger. Every spring, all the trees are covered with clusters of tiny white flowers that grow in cone shapes, like lilacs. They have a vague sweet fragrance, but not a jasmine scent at all. Anyone recognize this tree?
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