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Leaf Shape: Elliptical
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Common Boxwood
(Buxus sempervirens)
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Common sweetshrub
(Calycanthus floridus)
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Hardy Rubber Tree
(Eucommia ulmoides)

 

 

Leaf Shape: Elliptical

Narrow oval, broadest in middle, narrow at the two equal ends; ellipse-shaped.

 

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