Toyon is a bush that grows in Southern California, and has bright red berries in the winter months – hence the name “Christmas Berry”. It’s a beautiful plant with dark, glossy leaves, and reminiscent, too, of holly. Perfect for the winter season!
This is an incredibly over-processed image from a badly under exposed photo. However, I did manage to retrieve the berries, which was the whole point!
In the height of this dry, dry summer, looking back on the green leaves and bright red berries of the toyon is quite refreshing.
A native California plant that brightens up the landscape in the winter months. Also known as Toyon. You can eat it, too, and it’s supposed to be good in apple pie.
Christmas berries – also known as Toyon – is a California plant with bright, red edible berries which are good in apple pie. ‘Tis the season to see them!