is famous for peeling, reddish bark.
- Leaves are persistent, simple and
alternate. Generally oblong in shape with either smooth or serrated edges.
- Small, white, bell-shaped flowers in clusters.
- Fruits resemble small oranges. A favorite of many
species of birds.
The madrone genus contains about 20 species of trees
and shrubs on a worldwide basis. Three are native to North America and only
one (Pacific madrone) occurs in the Pacific
Northwest. Although peeling bark is the most distinctive feature of Oregon's
species, not all species of madrone peel.
more information on the cherries and plums native to the Pacific Northwest,
go to the species page
or see "Trees to
Know in Oregon".
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by scientific name dichotomous
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