Top Plants For Sonoma County
Large shrub. Excellent fall/winter interest.
Toyon produces clusters of white flowers in spring followed by profuse bright red berries that persist all winter until eaten by birds, even after they’ve fermented. Light pruning encourages heavier flowering and berry production. Dark green, leathery leaves have prickly margins. Once established, shrubs are long-lived. Good as a specimen shrub or informal screen.
Toyon makes a great hedge, and works well planted with manzanita, coffeberry, ceanothus.