Madrone (Arbutus menziesii): Bundle of 5 Plugs


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Sold in bundles of 5 plugs.

At a Glance: Large orange colored tree with peeling bark and thick waxy leaves

Height: Up to 75ft
Leaves: Large thick leathery and evergreen                                                                                                                  Fruit: Dark orange-red berries with thick skin, not edible
Flowers: Bell shaped white flowers with sweet smell

Appeal: Provides beautiful colors to your landscape and has a deep taproot which assists with stabilizing slopes

Helpful Tips:  Do not overwater. Plant in partially shady area in well-drained soil. Try to plant in the same direction it was planted in the nursery.  Be aware that this is a very sensitive plant while it establishes and has low transplanting success. Click HERE to determine your recommended planting density.

Ethnobotany: Used for many medicinal properties and bark was used to create a dye

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
 full sun > 80%
 mostly sunny 60%-80%
 partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
 mostly shady 60%-80%
full shade > 80%


 low elevation
 mid elevation
 high elevation


Wildlife Value
Nectar for hummingbirds
Nectar for butterflies
 Host for insect larvae
Thickets and shelter
 Thorny or protective cover
 Attractant for pollinators and birds


Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.

“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.