Arbutus sp., Strawberry Tree, Madrone

Arbutus sp.

Strawberry Tree, Madrone
Family: Ericaceae
Origin: Mexico, North America, Mediterranean region
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

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 andrachne;

Arbutus andrachnoides;

Arbutus canariensis;

Arbutus glandulosa

Arbutus menziesii;

Arbutus unedo;

Arbutus xalapensis

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