Fl. Amer. Sept.1: 282. 1813 ,
Phenology: Flowering Mar–May(-Jun); fruiting (Jun-)Jul–Sep (-Oct) (fruit sometimes held on the trees into early part of following year).
Habitat: Open forests, rocky slopes, ravines, foothills, and shores
Elevation: 0-1800 m
References to the presence of Arbutus menziesii in the San Pedro Martír Mountains of northern Baja California have not been supported by vouchers. Its southernmost area of occurrence is in San Diego County, California, where it is rare. Its range extends northward along the coast to British Columbia (about 50° north latitude, in the vicinity of Seymour Narrows).
The smooth, red bark and its mid-season exfoliation mark Arbutus menziesii as a distinct species and one much sought as an attractive landscape tree. People who have acquired property with native individuals of the species already present are very lucky because transplants of young saplings for landscaping seldom succeed. Cultivation from seed seems to be successful.
|Author||Paul D. Sørensen +|
|Common name||Pacific madrone +|
|Elevation||0-1800 m +|
|Habitat||Open forests, rocky slopes, ravines, foothills, and shores +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering Mar–May(-Jun) + and fruiting (Jun-)Jul–Sep (-Oct) (fruit sometimes held on the trees into early part of following year). +|
|Synonym||Arbutus procera +|
|Taxon name||Arbutus menziesii +|
|Taxon parent||Arbutus +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 8 +|