Pacific Madrone Tree

The Pacific madrone grows in California in the coastal mountains and wet slopes of the Sierra Nevada to 80 ft (24 m) tall, with a diameter of 2 to 3 ft (0.6 to 1 m). It has orange branches with shiny leaves, small white flowers in clusters, and orange­redfruits. 1.

"The madrone trees ............... with their smooth burnt-sienna bark that peels off in curls, wafted sweet fragrances for weeks, dropping flowers like farmers scattering grain for chickens". 2.