Arbutus menziesii

Like a giant rhododendron! This fast growing evergreen has beautiful smooth reddish and golden “bark.”

madrone in containers

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

madrone leaf

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

madrone tree

Photo credit: Joseph O'Brien

  • madrone in containers
  • madrone leaf
  • madrone tree

Plant Details

Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Oak woodland; Upland Prairie and Oak Savanna
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Prefer dry sites
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Corvallis Waldorf School Native Arboretum
Crescent Valley High School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2012, 2012, 2013