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  Texas Madrone (Madrono)  
Common Name: Texas Madrone (Madrono)
Latin Name: Arbutus texana
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Flowers, red fruit, and dark, exfoliating bark.
Comments: Extrememly drought-tolerant native with striking flowers, bark, and fruit.
Problems: Difficult to establish. Requires a well-drained site, but new trees may need supplemental water.
Firewise: Yes
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