Pacific Madrone - Arbutus menziesii
A Pacific Northwest coastal species of well-drained sites, Pacific Madrone typically grows at higher elevations in California. The trees are evergreen with elliptic, bluntly pointed six-inch long leaves, glossy above and more muted below. Often with multiple trunks, the crown is broad in open areas, upright in more closed forests. The bark is a brilliant red color; shedding in long strips, the bright outer bark reveals the green beneath. The fragrant flowers are white-to-pinkish and borne in long clusters. The round fruit is orange or sometimes yellow.