Christmas berry


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Synonyms for Christmas berry

spiny evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having spreading branches usually blue or mauve flowers and red berries

ornamental evergreen treelike shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having large white flowers and red berrylike fruits

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Hikers will spot ceanothus, mountain mahogany, yucca, California lilac, manzanita, black sage, holly-leaf cherry, sumac, chamise, serviceberry, lemonade berry, Christmas berry, wild buckwheat, sticky-leaf monkey flower, popcorn flower, woolly blue curls, dudleya, owl's clover, blue-eyed grass, ferns and a shady grove of bays, oaks and sycamores.
Toyon or Christmas berry (Heteromeles arbutifolia), shown on page 43, grows as a dense, evergreen shrub 6 to 10 feet tall or a multitrunked small tree 15 to 25 feet tall; with pruning, it can be trained to a single trunk.
Soon to come will be red berries that are as vibrant as any Christmas berry, just smaller.
The 1-1/2 mile trail hopped over two deep gullies and featured signs helping visitors distinguish the subtle beauty of the brush, distinguishing plants such as mountain lilac, buckwheat and Christmas berry.
Patton has bottled lehua, macadamia nut, kiawe, orange blossom, avocado and Christmas berry honeys.