Older bark is mottled brown peeling in thin plates to reveal a light tan or whitish bark.
Misidentification: The smaller leaf version of the species might look like native Wax Myrtle,
Capitola: A nice location to see both the species and cultivar is at the condos along Kennedy Dr and especially at the intersection of Kennedy Dr and Monterey. The cultivars are on the section of Kennedy that heads towards the frontage road.
Watsonville: On corner of Main St and Ford in front of the First National Bank are some really nice specimens.