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Height: 8' to 15'
Width: 10' to 15'
Bloom: White flowers in summer
Seeds: Red berries in winter
Water: Drought tolerant
Exposure: Full to part sun
Looking for some holiday cheer in your landscape? Plant a Toyon! Also known as Christmas Berry or California Holly, this CA native has white blooms in the summer that attract bees and butterflies, and brilliant clusters of red berries in the winter that are irresistible to songbirds. Its smooth gray branches hold large, leathery oblong leaves that are serrated on the edges. Since Toyon is drought tolerant, water sparingly in the summer once established, and allow the soil to dry out a few inches deep between watering. Tolerant of sun or shade, Toyon is a large evergreen shrub that is a great foundation plant for any landscape, and can even be pruned into a small tree. Its deep roots make it a strong choice for erosion control and slope stabilization. Plant Toyon as a screen, a backdrop, or as an accent. Enjoy its green leaves year-long, and beautiful seasonality through the holidays!
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