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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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - trees and shrubs
  • Full sun - sheltered spot.
  • Additional Features - 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.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus- rich.

Buy Varieties of ARBUTUS

ARBUTUS andrachne

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Commonly known as: Grecian strawberry tree.
Smooth bark, peeling in summer to reveal a green layer which later becomes orange-brown
 
£25.00 each 
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ARBUTUS x andrachnoides   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Hybrid strawberry tree.
Lime tolerant and hardy this small tree has beautiful cinnamon-red branches. It flowers in late autumn and winter
 
£30.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

ARBUTUS unedo

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Commonly known as: Killarney strawberry tree..
White flowers, red fruit
 
£16.00 each 
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Large £65.00 each 

ARBUTUS unedo 'Compacta'

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Commonly known as: Killarney strawberry tree.
Smaller growing form with a dense habit
 
£16.00 each 
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ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Killarney strawberry tree.
Hardy evergreen shrub with deep pink flowers.
 
£17.00 each 
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