Arbutus menziesii Pacific Madrone

  • Arbutus menziesii,  Pacific Madrone
  • Arbutus menziesii,  Pacific Madrone
  • Arbutus menziesii,  Pacific Madrone
  • Arbutus menziesii,  Pacific Madrone
  • Plant type
    • Broadleaf Evergreen Tree
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
  • Soil conditions
    • Very Dry
    • Dry
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • UPL-Very dry, found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 1-2 ft., .5 - 1 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 10 ft., 5 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 80 ft., 60 ft.
 

This elegant, broad-leaved evergreen tree, has a distinctive smooth reddish brown trunk with exfoliating bark on upper branches. White flower clusters in mid spring are followed by orange to reddish berries in the fall. Likes dry, well drained soil with sunny exposures. In sunny locations its deep roots can help hold embankments.

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