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Arbutus 'Marina' /Madrone, Hybrid Madrone, Strawberry Tree


Flowers on a large specimen in January


Close view of foliage

Hanging cluster of the bell-shaped flowers

Red bark is a special feature of this hybrid Arbutus

Relatively young specimen growing in a southern California Botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Arbutus 'Marina'
Common Name: Madrone, Hybrid Madrone, Strawberry Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Winter
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a special hybrid Arbutus that produces light pink flowers and grows to be a considerably large tree in time. Cannot tolerate hard freezes and is somewhat drought tolerant making it a good choice for xeriscaping. Often grows to be multiple-trunked and produces beautiful red bark. Fruit attractive to birds.