Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Heteromeles arbutifolia Accepted
Heteromeles salicifolia Synonym
Photinia arbutifolia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet (2-3 m), occasionally to 30 feet (9 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Berries red when ripe.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star

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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2011-12-07
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2011-07-27
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2011-07-27
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2010-12-14
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2009-02-10
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2013-11-30
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2014-01-10
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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 24, 2012 12:15 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant which produces an amber colored honey.

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