What tree is this? (Near Oakland)

Central_Cali369(Sunset Z9, Fresno, CA)February 12, 2014

Hi everyone,

I travel quite a bit into the Bay Area from the Central Valley for work and when I get a chance, I'll stop at nurseries to look for plants not normally carried in Central Valley nurseries. I see this tree planted throughout the Bay Area and I really like the look of it. Could anyone identify it by the photos below? This one is near the Grand Theater in Oakland. Sorry for the blurred photos, they were taken on a windy day with my phone.

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Central_Cali369(Sunset Z9, Fresno, CA)

Here is a close up of the foliage.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 11:45AM
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gregbradley(Upland, CA USDA 9b Sunset 19)

Looks like:

Lophostemon Confertus
previously called: Tristania Conferta

Common name Brisbane Box, Brush Box, Vinegartree.

I just planted 5 shading the west side of my house from the brutal SoCal sun.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 2:36PM
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Central_Cali369(Sunset Z9, Fresno, CA)

I thought it looked like a eucalypt! Thanks for the help

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 4:50PM
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stanofh

Brutal sun. Whats that? lol. I need an ID for that...

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 2:41PM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

The tree is not planted away from the coast because it's not very freeze tolerant. In Queensland, Australia it's a rainforest tree that gets 2 to 3x taller than it grows in California. The trees can be very beautiful with peeling bark revealing madrone-like rosy smooth trunks.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 10:14PM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

The tree is not planted away from the coast because it's not very freeze tolerant. In Queensland, Australia it's a rainforest tree that gets 2 to 3x taller than it grows in California. The trees can be very beautiful with peeling bark revealing madrone-like rosy smooth trunks.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 10:17PM
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