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MARINA MADRONE
Arbutus 'Marina'

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Photo Locations: Santa Cruz, CA, San Francisco, CA, Nipomo, CA, San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Resistant to oak root fungus. Low water needs.

An Arbutus 'Marina' in Santa Barbara, CA is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 45 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 108 inches and a crown spread of 53 feet.

Family: Ericaceae

Additional Common Names

MARINA MADRONE, STRAWBERRY TREE

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Pink or Rose. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Red or Yellow Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.

Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Armillaria. Susceptible to Scales and Thrip, Anthracnose, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Arbutus 'Marina' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/arbutus-marina >

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