Cape chestnut

Cape chestnut

Calodendrum capense

  • Tree evergreen
  • Bark smooth, gray
  • Leaf stalks and branchlets gray and green; leaves with translucent dots, > 10 pairs veins
  • Flowers pink, purple
Cape chestnut
Cape chestnut

Chinese fringe tree

Chinese fringe tree

Chionanthus retusus

  • Tree deciduous
  • Bark rough, brown
  • Flowers white with long narrow petals
Chinese fringe tree
Chinese fringe tree

Flowering dogwood

Flowering dogwood

Cornus florida

  • Tree deciduous
  • Distinctive leaf vein pattern with secondary veins arching up and parallel to edge of leaf
  • When leaves are torn in half, vein strings are visible between pieces
  • Flowers have 4 white or pink "petals" (actually modified leaves)
Flowering dogwood
Flowering dogwood

Pacific dogwood

CC rojabro, flickr

Pacific dogwood

Cornus nuttallii

  • Tree deciduous
  • Distinctive leaf vein pattern with secondary veins arching up and parallel to edge of leaf
  • When leaves are torn in half, vein strings are visible between pieces
  • Flowers have 4-8 white or pink "petals" (actually modified leaves)
Pacific dogwood
Pacific dogwood

CC MiguelVieira, flickr


Glossy privet

Glossy privet

Ligustrum lucidum

  • Tree evergreen
  • Leaf stalks and branchlets reddish brown
  • Leaves lack dots, but leaf edges are translucent, have < 5 pairs veins
  • Flowers white, intensely fragrant
Glossy privet
Glossy privet

Brush cherry

Brush cherry

Syzygium australe

  • Tree evergreen
  • New stem growth square in cross-section with two fleshy protrusions above each node
  • Young leaves reddish
  • Flowers white
Brush cherry
Brush cherry