Prunus ilicifolia (Holly-leaved Cherry)
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Native: California, southern Europe.
Is either a tree or a shrub.
Leaves are holly-like dark and glossy with prickle pointed teeth.
Flowers open in May in California but later in Britain. Each is about 0.8cm across in spikes about 4-8cm long.
Fruits ripen from green to red to dark purple.