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Arbutus menziesii

Pacific Madrone

This tree has it all - colorful exfoliating bark, white flowers that attract hummingbirds and native woodland butterflies. Bright red berries feed the birds and other woodland critters in the fall and winter. Its deep roots tenaciously hold the soil making it a great erosion buffer.

Benefits

Strawberry colored fruit is prized by native birds
Huge nectar source for hummingbirds and insects
Incredibly colorful exfoliating bark
Thrives in dry, sunny locations
Provides outstanding cover and nesting for birds
Tenacious roots help hold soil in erosive areas

Height
70-80 Feet

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Spread
40-50 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9

Native Range

Dry, rocky slopes from British Columbia to California.

Native Trivia

Tall trees like this one, along with smaller trees and shrubs and perennials provides diversity and encourages a wide range of wildlife to visit. 


"My hummingbird friends love to dine on the nectar of this tree when it's blooming!"

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Deciduous Trees
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Attracts Wildlife
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Late Spring / Early Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Coastal
Forest
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Accent
Drought tolerant
Erosion control
Ornamental fruit
Specimen
Native to
California
Oregon
Washington