Christmas Berry

Bright red Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) berries at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California. November 2013.

Bright red Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) berries at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California. November 2013.

The Toyon is also called Christmas Berry or California Holly. It’s an urban legend that the name Hollywood was picked because of the abundance of Toyon in Cahuenga Valley – the name was more likely picked because the developer’s wife liked it after she heard it from a friend.

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