arbutus marina

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Bill Marken added this to 5 Best-Behaved Trees to Grace a PatioSep 5, 2012

Arbutus ‘Marina’My daughter just planted ‘Marina’ in her Mediterannean-style courtyard, because it reminds her of the closely related Pacific Coast native madrone trees — nearly impossible to grow at home — that she used to see at summer camp. (And every time I see her tree, I think of carving a seventh-grade girl’s initials on a madrone trunk while on a Boy Scout camping trip in another time and place.)Arbutus ‘Marina’ is much more accepting of garden watering and domestic life in general, but it retains some of the madrone’s wild beauty — twisted, peely-barked, glossy reddish trunks; little pink flowers; big leathery evergreen leaves. Not perfectly utilitarian, the tree is a bit messy and tends to die back, but sometimes sentimental reasons trump everything else.Hire a landscaper to maintain your trees USDA zones: 7 to 9Water requirement: LightLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 25 feet tall and wide, but can grow largerGrowing tip: Drainage must be near perfect. Make sure you incorporate ground bark or other organic matter into the planting hole.

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ombader added this to PlantsSep 17, 2018

Arbutus ‘Marina’ (vs Madrone) requires near-perfect drainage, achieved with mulch, etc.

uema added this to uema's ideasFeb 11, 2018

Arbutus marina, it's just beautiful. Grows well in usda zones 7-9.

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