Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)

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West-Coast hardwood with dark green, shiny leaves; bark distinctively peeling away into papery scales; distinctive orange berries.

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: Sometimes in pure stands, but often mixed with other trees; in a variety of forest types; limited to the West Coast.

Stature: 20-100 feet high; to 4 feet in diameter; with a rounded crown.

Leaves: Evergreen; leathery; 3-6 inches long; unlobed; not usually toothed; dark green and shiny above; paler below.

Bark: Thin; reddish brown; separating into papery scales that peel away to reveal the inner bark.

Fruit: A round, orange berry up to half an inch long.

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