This is in Orange County (Southern California). I tried to also take a
photo of the entire tree but there is another different type of tree in
front of it blocking the view so I could just take a photo of the top
portion. It's pretty tall, perhaps 20-30 feet tall.
I agreed with David Ross' ID of some sort of Ficus, based on the original
pictures, and I still think it's a Ficus, though I can't be sure of the species.
(Ornamental Ficus are indoor plants only, where I live.)
Maybe Ficus microcarpa?
Here's an article on ornamental Ficus (as landcape plants):
The long leaf buds and the shiny leaves with smooth edges make me think
of some kind of ficus (although some have fuzzy or lobed leaves). I
would cut a small branch and take it to a local nursery for
identification. When you ask, let them know whether it goes dormant
(even very briefly) in the winter, which will help the identification.
As an alternative to a nursery, you might visit a nearby community
college that has a botany department or even UCI or UCR.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
The thin appearing bark makes me think of the local hackberry trees here in
central Texas. Yet, when I do some research on that species, the hackberry
does not have a range in Texas either. So, I'm more confused now.
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