Arbutus canariensis

Canary Madrona

arbutus canariensis
arbutus canariensis
arbutus canariensis canary island strawberry tree bark
arbutus canariensis canary island strawberry tree flowers
arbutus canariensis canary island strawberry tree foliage
arbutus canariensis canary island strawberry tree fruit
arbutus canariensis canary island strawberry tree leaf

Has bold, green foliage. Large, upright panicles of white, bell-shaped flowers cover the tree in autumn to early-winter. They are a good source of pollen for bees. Green fruit appear in winter after the flowers and take almost a full year to ripen. The fruit change color through yellow to red and ripen when the next year's autumn flowers appear. Birds love the fruit. Has peeling, red-brown bark. Wind and heat tolerant.

exotic tree Exotic
evergreen tree Evergreen
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
dry soils Dry soils
attracts birds Attracts birds
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

10 Year Size

tree shape
6m
4m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Ericaceae, heath or heather family, a family of flowering herbs, shrubs, and trees.

Genus: Arbutus, arbutus (Latin, noun), meaning 'strawberry tree', in reference to Arbutus unedo. A genus of flowering plants.

Species: Arbutus canariensis, canariēnsis (Latin, adjective), meaning 'of or relating to the Canary Islands', in reference to the species' native geographical location.

Common Name: Canary Madrona

Other Common Name(s): Canary Madrone, Canary Islands Strawberry Tree

Description and Features

Description: Has bold, green foliage. Large, upright panicles of white, bell-shaped flowers cover the tree in autumn to early-winter. They are a good source of pollen for bees. Green fruit appear in winter after the flowers and take almost a full year to ripen. The fruit change color through yellow to red and ripen when the next year's autumn flowers appear. Birds love the fruit. Has peeling, red-brown bark. Wind and heat tolerant.

Height: 6m

Width: 4m

Uses: Attracts birds, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Windy

Soil Type: Dry soils

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Exotic

Stem:

  • Summer: Red, Brown

  • Autumn: Red, Brown

  • Winter: Red, Brown

  • Spring: Red, Brown

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: White

  • Winter: White

  • Spring: None

Fruit:

  • Summer: Yellow, Orange, Red

  • Autumn: Orange, Red

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Yellow

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