It tolerates full sun or partial shade, heat, smog, wind and heavy or light soils. Plant in full sun to partial shade. 8225 Waters Road • Moorpark • CA 93021 • p 805 523-8604 • f 805 523-2298 These sun-loving, drought tolerant trees produce strong canopies during growth, making these burly trees able to tolerate strong winds. Flowers in Spring. Dark red berries follow in fall and winter. Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous. Hollywood was named for this plant, which used to cover the hillsides there. Heteromeles arbutifolia - Toyon, Christmas Berry, California Holly Toyon is a medium growing, rounded evergreen shrub or small tree that reaches 6-10 feet in height. It has leathery toothed leaves, white summer flowers and clusters of red winter berries. Hardy to just below 0° F and useful down into USDA Zone 8. Plant Family: Rosaceae Plant Type: Shrub Height by Width: 8-15' H x 8-10' W Growth Habit: Large shrub or small tree Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen Growth Rate: Fast Sun Exposure: Full to part sun Soil Preference: Adaptable Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F Flower Season: Summer Flower Color: White Endangered? Staghorn Sumac Tree Facts. Habit: The toyon is an evergreen shrub with a moderate growth rate. Longevity Greater than 150 years. The toyon has a sturdy and heavily-branched root system 7. It has glossy green serrated leaves and cream colored flowers in summer. Recommended as privacy screen. Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it. The toyon is round in shape with dense foliage (Figure 1). Toyon is a California native evergreen shrub that grows 8-15ft. high and spreading 2-3ft. - Cornflower Farms Figure 1: Habit. Common Name: Toyon Beautiful red berries attract many songbirds in winter. Toyon is a great specimen or large hedge plant used alone or mixed with Coffeeberry and Ceanothus and can also be kept many years as a container plant. It is drought tolerant after the first few years, but tolerates some water if drainage is good. Takes pruning well, but flowers only on second year growth. Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year. Flowers Inconspicuous. This Southern California native requires little or no irrigation once established. Sharing a genus with poison sumac (Rhus vernix) has unnecessarily blackballed staghorn sumac (R. typhina) from inclusion in many landscape plans. This shrub typically ranges from 6-30ft (1.8-9.1 m) in height and 10-15ft (3-4.6 m) in width 10. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious). An evergreen tree that keeps its attractive foliage year-round; Its rich-grained wood is prized by woodworkers; The Texas Ebony is an outstanding tree that easily fits into any landscape. It is drought tolerant, attracts beneficial insects and hummingbirds. :