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Re: Arbutus and White Euc.
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 10/9/2017, 12:38 am, in reply to "Re: Arbutus and White Euc."
agree that the foliage seemed rather untypical of the usual madrone.
think the lazy lean is a red herring i.d. wise---sometimes even the most upstanding tree gets rolled over and bent down for various reasons and then "as the twig is bent so is the tree inclined". OTOH, your picture shows a very typical mature a. unedo with the distinctive strawberry like fruits as well as the rough grey bark which tends to distinguish this species from most of the other arbutus species which generally have lots of smooth reddish orange bark.
nevertheless the attractive evergreen foliage and the fruits (and flowers) plus the reasonable mature size that generally doesn't out grow it's allotted space make unedo a great garden tree even without the cool bark.
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
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