Arbutus xalapensis. Arbutus xalapensis Kunth. Texas Madrone, Madrone, Texas Arbutus, Naked Indian, Lady’s Leg, Madroã±O, Manzanita. Arbutus xalapensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 12 m (39ft 4in) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August. Shrubs or trees, (-8) m; bark brick red, peeling in smooth flakes over most larger limbs, retained on base of trunk on older specimens and eventually over.

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Fruit – raw[, ]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Requires a lime-free nutrient-rich well-drained moisture-retentive soil in sun or semi-shade and shelter from cold drying winds, especially when young[]. This species thrives on limestone soils and in dry conditions[].

MABA – Arbutus xalapensis

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Arbutus xalapensis

Do not allow the compost to become dry. Seedlings are prone to damp off[], they are best transplanted to individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and should be kept well ventilated. Grow them on in a greenhouse for their first winter and then plant out in late spring after the last expected frosts[K].


Basal cuttings in late winter[]. Layering of young wood – can take 2 years[1, ].

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. For a list of references used on this page please go here. You are missing something under other uses. The fruit is widely used in Southern Portugal, where the trees grow along the Algarve ranges, to produce a delicious spirit known as “medronho”. I live xalapennsis Spain but I can testify that this highly-underated drink produces salapensis less headaches than whisky or brandy.

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I refer arbutus unedo. Please transfer the previous comments. The suggestion that Texas Madrones prefer acid soil would be quite a surprise to those growing in the wild here in the VERY alkaline 8.

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Arbutus xalapensis – Kunth. Usually found on limestone soils xalapensie elevations up to 3, metres[]. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

It is hardy to zone UK 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Bees.

The plant is self-fertile. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. QR Code What’s this? Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Please view the xaalpensis link for more information. Drier oak forests from Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon southwards.

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