Prunus ilicifolia var. ilicifolia
Shrubs or trees, 10–90 dm. Leaves: petiole 3–10 mm; blade ovate to suborbiculate, 1.6–6 × 1.2–4 cm, margins undulate, spinose-dentate to spinose-serrulate. Drupes dark red to purple, 12–18 mm.
Phenology: Flowering Apr–May; fruiting Aug–Nov.
Habitat: Chaparral, woodlands, canyons, slopes, and ridges
Elevation: 0–1600 m
Calif., Mexico (Baja California).
Variety ilicifolia is widely cultivated in California because of its persistent, dark green, hollylike foliage.