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ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'

Commonly known as Killarney strawberry tree

Hardy evergreen shrub with deep pink flowers.
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - oval, shallowly toothed, glossy, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • Tree - shrubby habit. Small, pitcher-shaped dark-pink 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
  • Additional Features - Ornamental bark -
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot.
  • Place of origin - discovered growing wild in Ireland in 1835.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - pendent panicles to 5cm (2in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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