ARBUTUS andrachne

Commonly known as Grecian strawberry tree

Smooth bark, peeling in summer to reveal a green layer which later becomes orange-brown
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ARBUTUS andrachne

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  • Evergreen
    Ovate to ovate-oblong, glossy leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long, occasionally finely toothed
  • White
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading, sometimes shrubby, tree. Flowers are followed by spherical, warty, orange-red fruit 1-2cm (½-¾in) across
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - fruit ripens in the autumn of the following year. Tender when young
  • Ornamental bark
  • Place of origin
    southeastern Europe, Turkey, Lebanon
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - leafy, erect, terminal panicles to 10cm (4in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate 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
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)

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