Heteromeles arbutifolia ‘Davis Gold’

'Davis Gold' Toyon

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 12' X 8'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
What do these mean?



‘Davis Gold’ is a selection of toyon from the campus of UC Davis. Its most notable distinction from the common toyon is the yellow/orange color of the berries. ‘Davis Gold’ also has a reputation for somewhat greater disease resistance. See the entry for the species for more details on growing toyon.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen