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Arbutus

Arbutus spp.

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Arbutus unedo
Arbutus unedo, Livorno
Texas Madrone in Guadalupe Mountains

Overview

A genus of 11 accepted species of evergreen trees and shrubs, grown for their edible red berries, ornamental red peeling bark, foliage and small urn-shaped flowers. Favoring rocky habitats, they are native to warm temperate locations in the Mediterranean, West Europe, the Canary Islands and North America.