Heteromeles arbutifolia

  • Heteromeles arbutifolia  toyon

An evergreen shrub to 8 feet round with large clusters of white flowers followed by red berries in winter. It is one of the main sources of food in the winter for birds, attracts butterflies. Grow in full sun or partial shade, good under native oaks. Quite drought tolerant, fairly deer resistant, especially after a few years. Bay Area native.