Pacific Madrone, Strawberry Tree, Bearberry Arbutus menziesii

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Arbutus menziesii clean seed

Family:

Ericaceae

Genus:

Arbutus

Species:

menziesii

Common Name:

Pacific Madrone, Strawberry Tree, Bearberry

Lot#:
070486
Seeds Per Pound:
177,968
Quantity:
0.47 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
63
Seeds Type:
cs
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
Cut
Purity:
97%
Height:
30-50 feet
Collection Locale:
California
Crop Year:
2007
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 0.47 lb
Prices
  • ARBUTUS menziesii cs

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
1 oz
322.42
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* An evergreen Tree growing to 15 m.
* It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen in October. more...
* Native to the west coast of North America , from British Columbia to California. more...
* Red or orange berries in the fall; peeling bark reveals reddish inner bark.

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Arbutus menziesii Pursh
Pacific madrone
ARME

Summary
Duration Perennial
Growth Habit Tree
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential Yes
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Red
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 25
Height, Mature (feet) 80.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Rounded
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 200
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.4
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 170
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 300
Precipitation, Minimum 15
Precipitation, Maximum 163
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 24
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 13
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 569890
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product High
Lumber Product Yes
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product Yes
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