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EvergreenOval, shallowly toothed, glossy, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
TreeShrubby habit. Small, pitcher-shaped dark-pink flowers appear in autumn with previous year's ripening fruit.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 sunSheltered site
ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'
Additional FeaturesOrnamental barkPests & DiseasesAphids, leaf spot.Place of originDiscovered growing wild in Ireland in 1835.
Flower ShapePaniclesPendent panicles to 5cm (2in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderExcellent for a large shrub borderCoastal / windsweptSlightly back from the sea with more shelter
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus-rich.
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
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- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
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