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Arbutus sp., Strawberry Tree, Madrone

Arbutus sp.

Strawberry Tree, Madrone
Family: Ericaceae
Origin: Mexico, North America, Mediterranean region
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

This group consists of beautiful, evergreen trees or shrubs. They grow wild in North, South and Central America, Mexico, Asia Minor, southern Europe and the Canary Islands. They only grow from 10 to 20 feet high. A. andrachnoides is a hybrid small tree with attractive cinnamon-red branches that are covered with green leaves slightly edged with red.

Varieties: Arbutus andrachnoides;

Arbutus menziesii;

Arbutus unedo;

Arbutus canariensis;

Arbutus andrachne;

Arbutus glandulosa.

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