This honey, made from the nectar of Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) the City Tree of Los Angeles and found throughout California, is a smoky, nutty treat.The flavor is thought by some to resemble toasted hazelnuts.
Toyon is a very useful large shrub or small tree, widely adaptable. From a distance, it can sometimes be mistaken for a smaller version of Coast Live Oak, with very similar form. White flowers in summer are followed by crimson berries. Toyon feeds many insects, hummingbirds, and wildlife.