Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Types: Multiple
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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Kuo, M. (2005, September). Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/arbutus_menziesii.html