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Arbutus Menziesii

Botanical Name:

Arbutus menziesii

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Sandy, acid, well-drained soil.
Heat Tolerant
yes
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Trees, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

72-100 ft.

Flower

White bell-shaped flowers on 3- to 9-in. panicles in May., Flowers 1/4 inch

Fruit

0.3-inch red fruit with a barb that persists into winter., Red, Orange 1/2 in.

Benefits
Ornamental

Prized for is distinctive peeling bark but difficult to transplant.

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Pollinators

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Ericales

Family

Ericaceae

Genus

Arbutus

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