Pacific Madrone Tree Bearberry Red Arbutus Menziesii Oregon Laurel Seeds
The pacific madrone is a drought-tolerant evergreen tree native to the pacific coast of the US and Canada. It is a royal horticultural society's award of garden merit winner! They have glossy dark green leaves & small bell-shaped flowers that bees love to dive in.
The flowers turn into very showy 8” long clusters of red berries in fall. Birds & other small critters like to eat the berries, & the trees provide nesting habitat. The madrone was utilized by native Americans for traditional medicinal uses.
The tree’s hardwood is great for firewood because it is long burning, but I just can’t imagine doing so! The trunk of this tree is extraordinarily beautiful! The madrone’s bark is a lovely orange-red, & at maturity, the bark naturally peels off the tree, revealing the lovely colors beneath. It has a silvery smooth satin sheen that is beyond comparison!
Name: Pacific Madrone Other Common Names: Bearberry / Madrono / Madrona / Arbutus / Oregon Laurel Scientific Name: Arbutus Menziesii Color: White Flowers / Red Berries Plant Seeds: Fall Sow Seeds or Cold Stratify Bloom Time: April - May Harvest: Ornamental Berries - Oct Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11 Plant Height: 30 - 50' Plant Spacing: 20 - 30' Light Requirements: Sun - Part Shade Soil and Water Preferences: Average