SANTA YNEZ VALLEY (Lompoc Record) — Hollywood derives its name from this large, dominant, evergreen shrub 30 feet in height and spread, found in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The genus Heteromeles consists of a single species and two subspecies: H. a. cerina has yellow/orange berries and H. a. macrocarpa has larger leaves and bright red berries.
The leaves are oblong to lanceolate, 2-4 inches long with a sharply dentate margin and acute apex. The leaves are leathery, dark green on the top surface and grey/green beneath, and arranged alternately along the stems.
The flowering period is from June through September, with bright red pea sized berries ripening from October to January.Its range and habitat […]
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