Taxon  Report   6894    
Prunus ilicifolia  (Nutt. ex Hook. & Arn.) D. Dietr.
Holly leaf cherry,  Holly leaved cherry, Hollyleaf cherry
Prunus ilicifolia
© 2018 Debra L. Cook
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Prunus ilicifolia
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Prunus ilicifolia
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Prunus ilicifolia, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Prunus ilicifolia
© 2014 Garth Wadsworth
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Prunus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Prunus ilicifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).