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Heteromeles arbutifolia

Location: Las Palmas
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: Local
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Broadleaf evergreen native to the local area and much of California. Usually 4' to 8' when mature but can be taller when conditions are good. Small white 5 pointed flowers in clusters in Summer and red BB shaped berries in Winter. Toyon is also know as Christmasberry or California-holly due to the red berries.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher