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Thursday - May 15, 2008

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Trees
Title: Place to purchase Texas Madrone tree
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Where can I purchase a Texas Madrone Tree to plant in my yard?

ANSWER:

Natives of Texas in Kerrville, Texas specializes in Arbutus xalapensis (Texas madrone). Hill Country Natives in Leander also has them listed for sale. You can check our National Suppliers Directory for other nurseries in the area that might also carry them.

 


Arbutus xalapensis

Arbutus xalapensis

Arbutus xalapensis

Arbutus xalapensis

 

 

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