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Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii)

  • Size: Grows to 100' tall and 6' in diameter.

  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, evergreen. Oblong; 3"-5" long. thick and leathery; dark green above and light green below. Edges smooth or finely serrated.

  • Fruit: Small (pea sized), round, orange-red, berry-like fruit with a pebbly texture.

  • Twigs: Stout; smooth; may be green , orange, or reddish-brown.

  • Bark: Flakes off in scales or strips; outer bark is orange or reddish-brown; inner bark may be bright green.

  • Distribution: found along the western parts of California up into Canada and in the northern parts of Idaho and northeastern Oregon.

For more information about this species see "Trees to Know in Oregon".

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