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Strawberry Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Arbutus unedo

 

Strawberry Tree

A shrubby tree with peeling bark and bright green leaves. In autumn when the white flowers, often tinged pink, are produced and last years fruits are turning red, it is very attactive. The tree gets it's name from these fruit, which look like strawberries but do not taste like them! An excellent tree for costal gardens or in a sheltered spot.

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plant Features
  • Strawberry Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Strawberry Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Strawberry Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Strawberry Tree likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Strawberry Tree

Latin name

Arbutus unedo

type

Evergreens

family

Ericaceae

ph

4.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Strawberry Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Strawberry Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Strawberry Tree likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Strawberry Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Strawberry Tree is 5.00meters x 5.00meters 5.00 M 5.00 M

Arbutus unedo

A shrubby tree with peeling bark and bright green leaves. In autumn when the white flowers, often tinged pink, are produced and last years fruits are turning red, it is very attactive. The tree gets it's name from these fruit, which look like strawberries but do not taste like them! An excellent tree for costal gardens or in a sheltered spot.


Flowers and fruit together!

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

The small white panicles of flowers appear in autumn at the same time as last year's fruits ripen - pretty!

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Arbutus unedo does best in full or partial sun and in well drained soil. It is suitable for coastal positions but needs a bit of shelter in cold gardens. The planting site should be well prepared with a good layer of mulch applied to the base of the planting hole. In-fill should be a mix of soil and compost with additional mulch applied around the base of the tree once planted

 
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