Umbellularia californica

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Oregon Myrtle

FAMILY: LAURACEAE

Umbellularia californica - Oregon Myrtle

About Oregon Myrtle at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native from southern Oregon well into California.

  • Height can reach 175’.

  • Leaves are evergreen with smooth margins, 5” long, and intensely aromatic (can be used in cooking, but use a smaller amount than European bay leaf).

  • Flowers yellowish, tiny, very fragrant; fruit looks like small green olives, and darkens in the fall.

  • Fairly common in Portland.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
1842408 SE 16th Ave
Private, Rear Yard
45' Height
73' Spread
19.4' Circ.

This tree is adjacent to the intersection of SE Hickory St. and SE Tamarack Ave.

Umbellularia californica - Oregon Myrtle
2482904 N Rosa Parks Way
Right Of Way
55' Height
46' Spread
10.6' Circ.
Umbellularia californica - Oregon Myrtle
3548235 & 8241 N Chautauqua Blvd
Private, Rear Yard
54.6' Height
68' Spread
14.3' Circ.

This tree is on the property line to two properties.

Umbellularia californica - Oregon Myrtle