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Arbutus xalapensis

Classification

Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Arbutus
                        Specie: Arbutus xalapensis

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 8 ft (2.4 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained lime-free soil in a sunny position

Features: Deep green leaves; panicles of flowers in summer; dark red fruit

Uses: Shrub borders Specimen plant

Zones: 9-10

Description: This tree grows to about 40 ft (12 m) in the wild, in cultivation usually to about 8 ft (2.4 m) with a variable habit. It is native to Mexico, Guatemala and the southern border areas of the USA and has distinctive peeling bark which ages to a cinnamon col

Growth Habit: Shrub-like habit

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