Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Heteromeles arbutifolia
toyon

  • heteromeles

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Tall evergreen shrub/tree with clusters of red berries from fall to early winter. Sometimes called “Christmas berry” due to the bright red berries over the festive period.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Common Name

toyon

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Shrub

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate

Mature Size

12 tall × 12 wide

Flower Color

White

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Summer

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees, Songbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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