Botanical Name: Arbutus 'Marina' Add
Common Name: Strawberry Madrone  
Plant photo of: Arbutus 'Marina'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

12-25', 25-40'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season








Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Woodland


Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Specimen


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Entry, Park, Parking Lot, Roadside


Special Uses

Screen, Shade Tree, Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Wildlife

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Steve Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

The 'Marina' has gorgeous bark, with leaves that are smaller and not as glossy as Pacific Madrone. Its flowers are pink, borne in pendant clusters in the summer. The fruit is large, red and quite ornamental. The plant should be grown in sun to part shade, with little or no summer watering when established. The 'Marina' prefers good drainage.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.