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ARBUTUS

Commonly known as Strawberry tree



Genus of about 14 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. Their attractive bark and growth forms make them characterful specimens. They originate from Portugal to Turkey, Cyprus and Lebanon and from western North America to Mexico and Guatemala, mainly from rocky habitats. Unedo also hails from southwestern Ireland with its label Killarney strawberry tree. Unedo is said to translate as "eat one only", an observation by Pliny on its less than pleasant taste, though this is transformed in its incarnation as "Aguardente de Medronhos", a fiery fruit brandy from Portugal.


  • Good to know - good for woodland gardens or as specimen trees.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot.
  • Place of Origin - Portugal, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, western North America to Mexico.
  • Evergreen - trees and shrubs
  • Full Sun - sheltered spot.
  • fertile well drained soil - humus- rich.

Buy Varieties of ARBUTUS

ARBUTUS x andrachnoides   AWARD

ARBUTUS x andrachnoides  >


Commonly known as: Hybrid strawberry tree.
Rare hardy lime tolerant plant with attractive cinnamon-red bark
£25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ARBUTUS unedo

ARBUTUS unedo  >


Commonly known as: Killarney strawberry tree..
White flowers, red fruit
£13.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £50.00 each

ARBUTUS unedo 'Compacta'

ARBUTUS unedo 'Compacta'  >


Commonly known as: Killarney strawberry tree.
Smaller growing form with a dense habit
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'  AWARD

ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'  >


Commonly known as: Killarney strawberry tree.
Hardy evergreen shrub with deep pink flowers.
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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