Madrone (Arbutus menziesii): Bundle of 5 Plugs

$40.00

Sold in bundles of 5

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Description

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%
wet
 moist
dry

 

 low elevation
 mid elevation
sub-alpine
 high elevation

 

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

References:

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. www.soundnativeplants.com.