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ARBUTUS unedo

Commonly known as Killarney strawberry tree.

White flowers, red fruit
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£15.00 each

Large £50.00 each

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  • Evergreen - oval, shallowly-toothed, glossy, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 8m (26ft)
  • Tree - spreading, sometimes shrubby tree with rough, shredding, red-brown bark. Small, pitcher-shaped flowers in pendent panicles to 5cm (2in) long appear in autumn with previous year's ripening fruit.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - sheltered spot
  • Additional Features - Good to know - fruit is edible but bland and mealy. An inventory in a Wimbledon garden in 1649 includes the Irish arbutis. Wildlife plant - insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot.
  • Place of origin - southwestern Ireland, southeastern Europe, Turkey, Lebanon,
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil - will tolerate alkaline soils
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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Buy Varieties of ARBUTUS unedo

ARBUTUS unedo 'Compacta'

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Commonly known as: Killarney strawberry tree.
Smaller growing form with a dense habit
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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.
£15.00 each

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