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Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

This relatively new hybrid Madrone has parentage that includes the Mediterranean species Arbutus andrachne and Arbutus unedo, and possibly the Canary Island Arbutus canariensis. As such, it is much more easily grown that the Pacific Coast native Madrone, and is a good substitute for it in gardens. \'Marina\' is like a larger, faster-growing version of the popular Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo), with handsome evergreen foliage, ornamental brown bark, rosy-pink flowers, and showy orange fruits. It is tolerant of many soils and watering regimes, is pest-free, and with only occasional light pruning is easily controlled in size (it is often trained as a \"standard\" and kept at 20 feet tall). This is a first-class garden and landscape tree that can even be grown in lawns where drainage is good.

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 8, 914, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed lightly with a balanced fertilizer.
    4. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
    5. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
    July
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed lightly with a balanced fertilizer.
    4. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
    5. Mulch

    Mulch to conserve water use.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
    November
    1. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    March

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

    April

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

    May

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

    June

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

    July

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

    August

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

    September

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

    October

    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    March

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    April

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    May

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    June

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    July

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    August

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    September

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    October

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    Feed lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

    September

    Feed lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    March

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    April

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    May

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    June

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    July

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    August

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    September

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    October

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    November

    Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    March

    Mulch to conserve water use.

    September

    Mulch to conserve water use.

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