Among the many species of Arbutus are several of our most handsome evergreen trees. The Madrone (Arbutus Menziesii) and the Strawberry tree (Arbutus Unedo) both do splendidly in California. Their large, glossy, smooth leaves of elliptical shape, their fragrant, heath-like, white flowers and their bunches of red or yellow berries in the Autumn make them features in the landscape or shrubbery.
Propagate by sowing the seeds in the open ground as soon as they are ripe, covering them to the depth of a quarter of an inch. Transplant the seedlings, when a year old, into nursery rows, setting them six inches apart. They should be replanted each year until they become large enough to be planted where they are to remain.