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Toyon

Toyon

Heteromeles arbutifolia


Bright red toyon fruits
decorating the outdoors
throughout the winter.

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Recent Reports

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Dropping (Middle) on Nov 21

Black locust in Chicago, IL
Submitted on Nov 21

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Changing Color (Early) on Nov 21

Black locust in Chicago, IL
Submitted on Nov 21

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Unfolding (Middle) on Nov 21

Black locust in Chicago, IL
Submitted on Nov 21

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Flowers (Late) on Nov 15

Rugosa rose in Chicago, IL
Submitted by Lex on Nov 21

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Dropping (Middle) on Nov 15

Rugosa rose in Chicago, IL
Submitted by Lex on Nov 21

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Changing Color (Middle) on Nov 15

Rugosa rose in Chicago, IL
Submitted by Lex on Nov 21

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Unfolding (Late) on Nov 15

Rugosa rose in Chicago, IL
Submitted by Lex on Nov 21

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs First Leaf on Nov 21

The Maidenhair Tree in Chicago, IL
Submitted by Emre on Nov 21

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