The trunk and branches of the Texas Madrone are quite striking with peeling (exfoliating) orangish-brown to reddish brown bark.
Leaves are oblong with a rounded point. Texas Madrone produces white flowers in clusters. The fruit is a red berry with a rough surface that will persist on the plant through winter. The red berries against the evergreen leaves add winter interest in the landscape through winter.
Texas Madrone must have good drainage for growth. It is best grown with low to regular water and is Hardy to USDA zone 6. The Texas Madrone is very difficult to propagate from seed and hates to be transplanted.
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Photos & Narrative By:Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist