Are You an OAN Member? Manage Your Profile
Not a Member Yet? Join the OAN

Eshragi Nursery Willamette Nurseries Hochstein Nursery  Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc. Martel's Nursery Inc. * Anderson Die & Manufacturing Download the Media Kit Today Leonard Adams Insurance

Plant Details

Arbutus 'Marina'

Madrone or Strawberry Tree
Zone: 10a, 10b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 25 feet , Maximum 50 feet
Width: Minimum 20 feet , Maximum 40 feet
Report a problem
Cousin of the madrone, this stunning hybrid has handsome red bark that exfoliates to a smooth, glowing tan. Strongly upright, to 30' or more, with shiny, evergreen leaves and clusters of bell flowers, white blushed pink, followed by fat "strawberry” fruit. Excellent drainage is necessary for the survival of these wonderful creatures along with lean soil, hot sun and NO summer water after planting. Cold hardy to brief moments in the mid teens °F, mid USDA Zone 8.
Rating: Thumbs Up No votes yet (Please login to add your rating.)

Comments

Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:27 PM

An old hybrid with modern-day appeal. 'Marina' offers exfoliating cinnamon bark, leathery evergreen foliage, and 6"-long clusters of bell-shaped, pinkish white flowers in late summer that, under favorable conditions, become handsome red fruits. Said to be a European selection presented at a horticultural exposition in San Francisco in 1917. Re-introduced by the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation in 1984. Limb up to expose the peeling bark. 25' x 25'

Permalink

Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:27 PM

This may be a form of Arbutus andrachnoides, but whatever it is, it is beautiful. This photo was taken in Feb in Oregon and shows the dark green leaves and flaking red bark which is similar to the Pacific Madrone and much sought after. But whereas the Pacific Madrone is almost impossible to keep alive, this tree can handle cultivated garden conditions (well, not too much water) that would kill a madrone in minutes. Zone 7.

Permalink

Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:27 PM

Of uncertain origin, this handsome 30-40' evergreen tree has A.unedo's easy-going temperament (a good sub for Madrone when necessary) but larger red-stemmed foliage ; rosy pink fall flowers. Sun/Med/GdDrain

Permalink

Please login or Register to leave a comment.