Arbutus menziesii
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: quaanlhp
  • Description: Deciduous tree growing 10-25m tall. Young bark is chartreuse and smooth and matures to a
    darker reddish-brown peeling bark. White urn-shaped flowers produce orange-red berries.
  • Habitat: Prefers sunny, dry, and rocky areas.
  • Pair with: Garry oak, broad-leaved stonecrop, wooly sunflower and farewell-to-spring.
  • Fun Fact: Canada’s only broadleaf evergreen.  It is favored by cavity-nesting birds, whose burrows can later become home to other small animals. The peeling bark makes a pleasant tea.

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