Western Wayfaring Tree
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, 3-11 ft (1-3.5 m) tall. Leaves opposite, simple, broadly ovate or elliptic to nearly orbicular, 2.5-8cm long, margin coarsely toothed, dark green above, lighter below, 3-5 conspicuous veins from the base. Flower cluster (cyme) 3.5-6 cm wide, flowers white, 5-9 mm wide. Fruit about 1 cm long, flattened, reddish then black.
- Sun or partial shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to Washington and Oregon west of the Cascades, south to the coniferous forests of Central California.
- ellipitum: elliptical, the leaves
- Oregon State Univ. campus: on the east side of 30th St. near the entrance to the Oceanography Complex at 30th and Western Ave.
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