Arbutus is a genus of 12 species of recognized[1] flowering plants in the Ericaceae family, native to the temperate regions of North America, Western Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Canary Islands.

Arbutus Flowers

Arbutus species are typically characterized by bell-shaped pink or white blooms in loose terminal racemes and by fleshy orange or red berries with a remarkably irregular surface.

Arbutus Flowers

It measures approximately 23 meters (75 feet) tall. The dark, elongated, glossy leaves are 2-6 inches (5 to 15 cm) long and are greenish-gray underneath.

Arbutus Menziesii

The flowers grow in pyramidal clumps 3 to 9 inches (7 to 23 cm) tall. Arbutus menziesii is also known as Oregon Laurel, Laurelwood, Pacific Madrona, and Madrona.

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Key References
  • [1]“Arbutus – Trees and Shrubs Online”. Accessed November 27, 2021. Link.


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