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Arbutus ‘Marina’

Ericaceae
Evergreen, Trees

ARBUTUS

These broad-leafed evergreens have ornamental bark, clusters of little urn-shaped flowers, decorative edible fruit, and handsome foliage that looks good year-round. Slow to moderate growth to 8–35 ft. tall, with equal spread. Normally has basal suckers and stem sprouts. 

Provide good drainage, especially if plant receives regular water. Grow in sun or part shade; needs some shade in the desert. Thin its branches to make an open-crowned tree, or plant several and leave unpruned to make a big screen. 

Arbutus ‘Marina’

Hybrid of uncertain parentage. To 30 ft. tall (usually less). Resembles A. unedo but has larger leaves and rosy pink fall flowers. Good garden substitute for A. menziesii.

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