Arbutus arizonica CEH 2276
A collection from Mt Lemmon in Arizona which is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. This is a very ornamental relative to our native Madrone, Arbutus menziesii and the Strawberry Tree, Arbutus unedo. This broadleaf evergreen will become a small to medium-sized tree in time with red-orange new growth and yellowish to pinkish round fruit which follows small, white, urn-shaped flowers which are enjoyed by bees. Prefers good drainage in a lean mineral soil on the dry side. Once established, should require no or little summer water here in Mediterranean Puget Sound.