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Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree


Arbutus unedo - 'Strawberry Tree'
['Arbutus' from 'Arboise' for rough fruited; 'Unedo' from 'Unus' meaning one and 'Edo' to eat]

A hardy, evergreen shrub or small tree that produces clusters of small, subtly scented cream flowers in the autumn. At the same time last year's fruits are ripening and it is these that give the tree it's common name as they do indeed resemble, small alpine strawberries.
  • Full sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Shelter from strong winds
  • Prefers alkaline soils
  • Up to 30cm growth per year
  • Prune to shape in April

    Mature height: Up to 10m (30ft)
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