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, evergreen tree or shrub (Photinia arbutifolia) of the family Rosaceae (rose family), found on the Pacific coast of North America.
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Valladares and Pearcy (1998) working with sun and shade plants of Heteromeles arbutifolia, a Californian chaparral shrub, reported that sun leaves have higher leaf mass per unit area than shade leaves.
Occasional individuals of Arbutus peninsularis, Prunus serotina subsp, virens and Heteromeles arbutifolia
The dominant genera of woody plant in this chaparral, such as Adenostoma, Ceanothus, Heteromeles and Rhus, are not usually found in the other regions with a Mediterranean climate or they do not play such an important role.