Lady’s Leg

Lady's LegTexas Madrone

Lady’s Leg, Naked Indian

Arbutus xalapensis Kunth in H.B.K.

Whole plant

Family : Ericaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Cool

Texas Madrone is a small tree reaching 20 feet in height with a rounded open crown. The ovate to oblong-elliptic leaves are rounded at the base, pointed at the tip and are 2-5 inches long. The stems of the Texas Madrone are usually red. The flowers of this tree occur in large panicles up to 6 inches wide. The fruit is a red berry. This tree is native to the Edwards Plateau region and blooms in March. The distinctive bark color makes this a preferred landscaping plant in dry areas.
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