Arbutus menziesii Pursh
Pacific Madrone, Madroño, Madroña, Bearberry, Strawberry Tree
Pacific madrone is a North American native tree.
Identification: The pacific madrone is a North American native whose most arresting feature is the bright red-orange bark, which constantly peels away from the tree. These trees reach up to 90' (27 m), but are more commonly half this size. It is sensitive to soil conditions, and especially to changing soil conditions, and is declining over its range.
Scott Jones of www.plantcomprehensive.com suggests that this is probably a cultivar, Arbutus ‘Marina’, a hybrid from the Mediterranean Sea area, which is a cross between Arbutus andrachne and A. unedo. Scott included this link to Arbutus ‘Marina’ at San Marcos Growers. I am inclined to agree, but don’t have enough information to be certain.
Arbutus menziesii at San Marcos Growers
Arbutus menziesii on Wikipedia
Arbutus menziesii on CalPhotos
Arbutus menziesii on FLORIDATA
Arbutus menziesii on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database
Arbutus menziesii on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants
Arbutus menziesii at the USDA Forest Service's Silvics of North America site
Arbutus menziesii from the Jepson Manual
Arbutus menziesii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 4 Dec 2014.
Range: Zones 5-8: