Taxon  Report   4140    
Heteromeles arbutifolia  (Lindl.) M. Roem.
Christmas berry,  Toyon
Heteromeles arbutifolia, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Bloom Period
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Heteromeles
Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Communities: Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. arbutifolia
JEF: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. cerina
JEF: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. macrocarpa
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More information about  Heteromeles arbutifolia
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 28, 2020).