Flowers are small, yellowish green, pretty nondescript. Opening early summer.
Fruit is a small avocado, about an inch long but I don't think I would make guacamole out of them.
Native to California up to southern Oregon, but only along the coast.
Laurus nobilis, the true bay has similar leaves but they tend to be undulated on the margins.
on the campus of Cabrillo College in the mass of trees growing on the corner of the south entrance. Just below the "new" health sciences complex and on the site of the original horticulture department.
Wilder State Park
Evergreen Cemetery has a stunning one, located just above a red painted wall and railing.
Harvey West Park - all along the perimeter of the park, especially nice ones up behind the lawn area.
Maranatha Drive and Green Valley Rd. Very nice large one.