SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: San Antonio Botanic Garden and BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM
Branches don't droop, and resist breakage. Typically has multiple trunks.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Western Texas and New Mexico.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 25 - 50 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Orange or Red Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Striking Red Brown, Exfoliating, Scaly or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit and Bark.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Arbutus xalapensis Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
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