Arbutus menziesii also known as Madrona and Arbutus, is one of our most beautiful native trees. It's many attributes include evergreen foliage, smooth orange-red colored bark, spring flowers, and red berries in the fall. My favorite thing about this tree is when the paper thin bark starts peeling away. It starts slowly with a peek of green.
Then a bit more is revealed.
And still more.
The exposed smooth green wood feels cool to the touch.
It's quite a show!
Don't you need one of these in your garden? Next time I see one for sale, it will come home with me!
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