ARBUTUS unedo

Commonly known as Killarney strawberry tree.

White flowers, red fruit
Further Reading....
  • 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 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 site

ARBUTUS unedo

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Ultimate size in 20-50 years. Fruit is edible but bland and mealy. An inventory in a Wimbledon garden in 1649 includes the Irish arbutis. Wildlife plant - insects.
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    Southwestern Ireland, southeastern Europe, Turkey, Lebanon,
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Panicles
    Pendent panicles to 5cm (2in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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8m (26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

Buy Varieties of ARBUTUS unedo

ARBUTUS unedo 'Compacta'

ARBUTUS unedo 'Compacta'

Killarney strawberry tree

Smaller growing form with a dense habit

 
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£16.50 each 
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ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'

ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'

Killarney strawberry tree

hardy evergreen shrub with deep pink flowers.

 
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£17.50 each 
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