Pacific Madrona

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Pacific Madrona is a prized native evergreen tree with brilliant cinnamon-brown bark, white flower-clusters, and bright red-orange edible fruits.

Edible Uses

Pacific Madrona's berries can be eaten fresh, made into cider, or cooked and dried for future use.  

Ornamental Qualities

Environment and Culture

Harvest, Care, and Preparation

  • Native Range: CA, OR, WA, BC, ID, AK<a/li>
  • USDA zones: 6-8
  • Ease of Care: Difficult
  • Deer Resistance: Low
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part-Shade
  • Soil Type: Light-Medium, needs acidic, well drained soils
  • Water Requirements: Dry-Moist, very drought hardy after establishment.
  • Pollination: Self-Fertile
  • Bearing Age: 2-4 years from establishment
  • Size at Maturity: 3-6 Feet
  • Plant Spacing: 3-5 Feet
  • Bloom Time: April-May
  • Harvest Time: July-August