Palo blanco. Erect, multi-branched evergreen shrub to 12’ with reddish-brown bark that peels in thin sheets to expose smooth, white or gray-green stems. The thick, linear leaves are shiny green above and pale green beneath, and the small, springtime flowers are urn-shaped, greenish-white and produced in drooping panicles from February to April. The fruit is attractive to birds. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil; plants are drought tolerant, but appearance is improved with occasional summer water. Hardy to 20F. San Diego County and Baja California.