Our young Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) had its first bloom this year. What’s so great about Toyon?
- Native bees and honeybees love it.
- UC Santa Cruz researchers found that Toyon is one of the best plants for attracting beneficial insects.
- Native Americans dried the red berries for use as food.
- It doesn’t need much water.
- It will grow as far north as Southern England.
Get one for your food forest!