Arbutus


ARBUTUS (Arbutus menziesii), also known as the madrona, is the only broad-leafed evergreen tree native to Canada. It is the largest member of the Heather (Ericaceae) family. Usually found close to the ocean on rocky bluffs, the species is confined to a narrow coastal habitat in southern BC and, in the southernmost portion of its range in BC, is usually found with DOUGLAS FIR and Garry OAK. The trunk twists and leans and the tree seldom grows taller than 20 m, but may grow to 35 m. Distinctive...

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