Christmas Berry

Heteromeles arbutifolia, Toyon

One of the most beautiful and useful of the native shrubs. Desirable the year round for its handsome foliage: in the spring and early summer for its large clusters of white flowers and in the fall and winter for its attractive red berries. Planted as single specimens or in groups it is a cheerful object the year round. Easy to grow, will thrive with very little water if necessary and will stand ordinary garden culture quite well. Can also be grown into tree form and makes an excellent small tree for parkway planting. Also known as Christmas berry.

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Toyon – California’s Native Christmas Tree

Toyon, Heteromeles arbutifolia

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Drought-tolerant toyon is Los Angeles’ official city plant

Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindl.) M. Roem.

Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Heteromeles M. Roem. – toyon
Species Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindl.) M. Roem. – toyon

Toyon, Christmas berry, California holly, Heteromeles arbutifolia

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