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ARBUTUS x andrachnoides

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
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  • Evergreen - ovate to lance-shaped, finely-toothed, glossy, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 8m (26ft)
  • Tree - broadly upright, then often spreading, sometimes shrubby tree with peeling, red-brown bark.
  • Full sun - sheltered site
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - A. andrachne(Grecian strawberry tree) x A. unedo. Rarely produces fruit.
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot.
  • Place of origin - southeastern Europe, southwestern Asia.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - semi-pendent panicles to 8cm (3in)
  • 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 - Broadly columnar -
  • 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)
 

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