• Arbutus unedo
  • Arbutus unedo
  • Arbutus unedo
  • Arbutus unedo

Arbutus unedo

Strawberry Tree, Madrone
Size: ex 3L pots - large chunky plants

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£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Hardy evergreen tree
  • Attractive foliage
  • Panicles of white bell-shaped flowers
  • Distinctive large red edible fruit
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Description

Arbutus unedo, the Strawberry Tree, is an exceptionally beautiful evergreen tree with leathery moderately-large foliage, dangling panicles of attractive white bell-shaped flowers and a distinctive large red fruit from which it gets its name. Its exotic appearance, evergreen nature and robust cold-hardy habit make it an essential plant in the exotic garden if space allows.

The fruit of the Strawberry Tree are edible and to my taste are sweet and worthwhile. The skin is very gritty however and some people may prefer to peel them before eating. After ripening from green, through yellow to red, they quickly soften and are best eaten firm.

Arbutus unedo can be grown as a large bushy tree or as a standard or half-standard allowing the large crown to form an attractive canopy atop the trunk. Its evergreen growth provides valuable protection to more tender plants grown beneath.

Gorgeous.

Additional Information

Order Ericaceae
Family Ericaceae
Sub-Family Arbutoideae
Synonyms Arbutus cassinifolia, Arbutus crispa, Arbutus croomii, Arbutus integrifolia, Arbutus intermedia, Arbutus laurifolia, Arbutus microphylla, Arbutus nothocomaros, Arbutus pavarii, Arbutus procumbens, Arbutus salicifolia, Arbutus serratifolia, Arbutus turbinata, Arbutus unedo var. ellipsoidea, Arbutus unedo var. salicifolia, Arbutus unedo f. subcrenata, Arbutus vulgaris
Geographical Origin The Mediterranean, Europe, from Greece west to France and including southwestern Ireland; Northern Africa: Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia; Middle East: Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria
Cultivation Warm, sunny aspect. Prefers a well-drained soil.
Eventual Height 10m
Eventual Spread 5m
Hardiness Fully hardy

Arbutus unedo

Strawberry Tree, Madrone
Size: ex 3L pots - large chunky plants

Availability: Sold Out

£9.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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