Arbutus menziesii
Pacific Madrone

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunPart ShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Pacific Madrone
Arbutus menziesii

This tree has it all - colorful exfoliating bark, white flowers that attract hummingbirds and native woodland butterflies. Bright red berries feed the birds and other woodland critters in the fall and winter. Its deep roots tenaciously hold the soil making it a great erosion buffer.

BENEFITS
  • Strawberry colored fruit is prized by native birds
  • Huge nectar source for hummingbirds and insects
  • Incredibly colorful exfoliating bark
  • Thrives in dry, sunny locations
  • Provides outstanding cover and nesting for birds
  • Tenacious roots help hold soil in erosive areas
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Dry, rocky slopes from British Columbia to California.

Interesting Facts

 

Tall trees like this one, along with smaller trees and shrubs and perennials provides diversity and encourages a wide range of wildlife to visit. 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Mature Size: 70-80ft. Tall x 40-50ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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