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Heteromeles Genus

Christmas berry

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Description

Heteromeles genus (Christmas berry). This genus consists of one species of evergreen, summer-flowering tall shrub or small tree. This is a member of the rose family. Grown for its foliage flowers and fruits. It is frost hardy but in cold areas will need protection. It will require sun or semi-shade and fertile, well drained soil. Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Other common names

Tollon, Toyon

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage, flowers and fruits.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

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