Vibrant, Berried Broadleaved Evergreen with Real Star Quality!
Even if you think that you’ve never heard of the beautiful California native shrub Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), you have. Maybe you actually haven’t heard the name Toyon, but you are very familiar with the industry named after it.
The story goes that in the late 1800’s H.J. Whitley named a new neighborhood he was building in the Los Angeles area from the nearby Holly Canyon, which was named for the Toyon plant and its holly-like winter berries. The new neighborhood’s name? Hollywoodland. A decade later, in 1911, the first Hollywood studio opened and an American industry was born.
Ralph Cornell, a pioneering Landscape Architect in California wrote this about Toyon in his book Conspicuous California Plants in 1938, “Any plant that encourages bird life, supplies the bees with an unexcelled source of honey, gives food to man, furnishes tannin from its bark, protects arid slopes from erosion, paints the landscape with vivid colors and carries joy into the home at Christmas time, when no other berries are available to most Californians, surely deserves the protection of man, whom it serves so well.”
Toyon (also known as California Holly and Christmas Berry) is a California native evergreen shrub that grow into a dense 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide drought-resistant shrub. It can be pruned into a small tree or sheared into a semi-formal hedge. Covered in leathery leaves all year, it blooms pretty, but unspectacular, white flowers in summer. In the winter, though, when other plants are sleeping, Toyon is covered in vibrant – and we mean vibrant – red berries. If you can get to them before the birds do they make beautiful and rustic Christmas decorations.
If you live on the West Coast, Toyon is a great addition to your landscape. We agree with Cornell – Toyon ‘surely deserves’ to be in your garden. Order yours today!
* California Native
* Summer Flowers
* Spectacular Red Winter Berries
* Wildlife and Pollinators Love
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
click Here to learn more
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Heteromeles arbutifolia|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained Soil|
|Moisture||Medium to Low Moisture|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Red Fruit in the Fall and Winter|