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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To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
Illustration by Hugh Danaher