Arbutus xalapensis. Arbutus xalapensis Kunth. Texas Madrone, Madrone, Texas Arbutus, Naked Indian, Lady’s Leg, Madroã±O, Manzanita. Arbutus xalapensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 12 m (39ft 4in) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August. Shrubs or trees, (-8) m; bark brick red, peeling in smooth flakes over most larger limbs, retained on base of trunk on older specimens and eventually over.

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Comarostaphylis glauca Buckley Comarostaphylis rubescens Bertol. Landscaping Region by Region Wasowski, S. Birds eat sweet berries.

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Only comments or links that are arbhtus to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Browsed by cattle and heavily by deer and goats. Fred Buerger, Marion L. From the National Organizations Directory According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations: Propagation requirements are complex, and it is very difficult to transplant successfully from the wild.


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Usually multi-trunked, Texas madrone is a ft. Attractive, Fruits ornamental, Blooms ornamental Use Wildlife: Publisher Pan Books, London. The fruit is widely used in Southern Portugal, where the trees grow along the Algarve ranges, to produce a delicious spirit known as “medronho”.

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My last post was wrong especies. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade.

The bark Photograph by: Smarty Plants says Propagation of Texas madrone Arbutus xalapensis October 08, I have seeds from a madrone tree and would like to know if you have had success propagating a madrone and if so, could you give me some tips, because I hear it can be tricky.

A few notes on useful plants. From the Image Gallery photo s available in the gallery. The suggestion that Texas Madrones prefer acid soil would be quite a surprise to those growing in the wild here in the VERY alkaline 8. Now containing plants. Usually found on limestone soils at elevations up to 3, metres[]. Layering of young wood – can take 2 years[1, ].


It is reported that the fruit of this uncommon species is edible and that the fruit of related European species has narcotic properties.

Bibref – Native Texas Plants: Comarostaphylis arbutoides Comarostaphylis discolor Comarostaphylis diversifolia Comarostaphylis glaucescens Comarostaphylis lanata Comarostaphylis longifolia Comarostaphylis mucronata Comarostaphylis polifolia Comarostaphylis sharpii Comarostaphylis spinulosa. It prefers dry or moist soil. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use calapensis Privacy Policy.

Cook, Kathleen Graves Corley, W. Arbutus xalapensis Kunth not Hook. For a list of references used on this page please go here. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Bees.

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