MADRONA TREE DEAD OR ALIVE Throw Blanket
Our customers tell us ALL the time how soft and warm our Throw Blankets are (the secret: Sherpa fleece). Even better, they get softer the more you wash them. They’re a perfect addition to any living room couch. Featuring a crisp, vivid design on the front with a reverse white side.
- Available in three sizes
- Crafted with 100% polyester and sherpa fleece
- Printed design on front with reverse white side
- Machine wash with cold water on gentle cycle, tumble dry low
- Do not iron or dry clean
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About this artwork
This photo was taken on the south shore of Shaw Island, one of the islands in the San Juan Islands of northwest Washington state. This is a Madrona tree, also known as a "Madrone" or more correctly Arbutus tree. This tree belongs to the very large "Ericaceae" family, which includes well known plants as diverse as blueberry, rhododendron, azalea, heather, salal, and manzanita. Like manzanita, the dead wood quickly becomes ashen gray in contrast to the many bright colors in its bark, ranging from pale olive green to rich tones of red and orange. It holds its broadleaved evergreen leaves through the winter, and sheds last year's foliage at the beginning of summer, leaving the new foliage for the following winter. And like manzanita, the Madrona loves dry rocky or well-drained exposures. Many tourists mistake these trees for "giant rhododendrons" or Eucalyptus. While the bark and leaves can resemble the Eucalyptus tree, they are not even closely related.