Flowers in late spring. Yellow flowers turn darker with age, five petals, and a long floral tube looking like a long cigar before the tips open and the petal reflex backwards. Flowers long and cylindrical before opening. Fragrant but high up in the tree and you are not likely to smell them. Terminal cluster of 16 or less flowers.
Fruit is a dry capsule releasing lots of orange-brown flat seeds later winter.
Might be mistaken for Tristianopsis laurina or Lophostemon confertus.
219 or 221 Florence Ave. As seen in the picture above with multiple specimens.
Cabrillo College on the road between the Sesnon house and the Day Care building. Single specimen.