Leaves are evergreen, simple, elliptical shaped, 6-10" long, dark glossy green upper surface and usually some amount of copper colored hairs on the bottom surface, some more so than others, margins entire.
Fruit looks like a cone of some sort but is really a woody aggregation of follicles that open up on one suture and release or showoff an orange seed. Below is a mature one and an immature one. The small dots below the fruit area is where the stamens were attached.
Many cultivars exist but the easiest one to identify is 'Little Gem'. Everything is smaller, size to 20' x 10' wide and leaves to about 6".
Misidentification: can't think of anything. Maybe a Ficus but not ones that grow here.
Aptos Hotel on Soqule Dr. parking lot on Church between Cedar and Center.
Santa Cruz: Downtown, Church St between Cedar and Center.
Watsonville: Holohan near East Lake.