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Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#evergreen#sun#full sun#white flowers#green flowers#tree#broadleaf evergreen#spring flowers#dry soil tolerant#red fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arbutus
    Species:
    menziesii
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    dryish soil
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Winter
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has 0.3 in. red fruit that persists into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    This plant has greenish-white flowers on 3- to 9-in. panicles in May.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has 2- to 6-in. alternate, simple leaves.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    This plant has cinnamon, red-brown exfoliating bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil