Pacific Madrona Seed

Arbutus menziesii

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Pacific madrona is an evergreen tree. It is often multi-stemmed, with rich rust-coloured peeling bark which can be used to make a tea. Silvery green persistent leaves and cream ericaceous-type spring flowers followed by red berries. Grows on coastal sites in Northern California and towards Vancouver, but not far south.

Earn up to 5 Points.

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Description

Arbutus menziesii

Common name: Pacific Madrona

Native: western coastal USA

Provenance: British Columbia

Size and Spread (10yrs): 3-4m x 3m

Treatment required: cold moist stratification at 4degC for 60days After germination, handle seedlings with extreme care.

Seed /kg:    c.716,800;  89% viable

Ideal Sowing period: Spring. In the wild, seeds sprout after forest fires

Soil Conditions: Lime free and well drained. Prefers poor soil

Planting Instructions: Move to final position when very young. Give a sunny sheltered site. Prune lightly if necessary in early spring. Bark shows at its best when pruned as a single stem tree.

Mature Height: 12m

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Additional information

Weight 1.00 g
Genus

Arbutus

Size

1gm pack(approx700seed)

Family

Ericaceae

Flowering Month

May, June

Colour

white

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

shrub

Evergreen

evergreen

Interest

bark, flowers, fruit

Requires

shelter