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Re: Arbutus and White Euc.
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 10/8/2017, 3:58 pm, in reply to "Arbutus and White Euc."
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 10/8/2017, 4:24 pm
nice. think the eucalyptus is likely e. cinerea/sometimes known as "dollar gum" (though several other species may have the same common name)---the rough reddish bark on the trunk and the silver foliage are fairly typical of this tree.
the arbutus MIGHT be an extremely large/old a. unedo (or even a andrachne or the hybrid between them a x andrachnoides!!!) BUT the light green color of the foliage and the APPARENT lack of red fruit and white flowers (which start to be showy at this time of year most of the arbutus/madrones) indicate that it might also be a native manzanita (for example arctostaphyllos manzanita/"common manzanita" which can get quite large (to 25' under the right conditions) and does have smooth maroon bark but generally no flowers or showy fruit now.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks