ARBUTUS

Commonly known as Strawberry tree

Genus of about 14 species of evergreen trees and shrubs.

Their attractive bark and growth forms make them characterful specimens.

They originate from Portugal to Turkey, Cyprus and Lebanon and from western North America to Mexico and Guatemala, mainly from rocky habitats.

Unedo also hails from southwestern Ireland with its label Killarney strawberry tree. Unedo is said to translate as "eat one only", an observation by Pliny on its less than pleasant taste, though this is transformed in its incarnation as "Aguardente de Medronhos", a fiery fruit brandy from Portugal.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
    Trees and shrubs
  • Full sun
    Sheltered spot.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - good for woodland gardens or as specimen trees.
  • Pests & Diseases
    aphids, leaf spot.
  • Place of origin
    Portugal, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, western North America to Mexico.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus- rich.

Buy Varieties of ARBUTUS

ARBUTUS andrachne

ARBUTUS andrachne

Grecian strawberry tree

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

 
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ARBUTUS x andrachnoides

ARBUTUS x andrachnoides

Hybrid strawberry tree

Lime tolerant and hardy this small tree has beautiful cinnamon-red branches. It flowers in late autumn and winter

 
£30.00 each 
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ARBUTUS unedo

ARBUTUS unedo

Killarney strawberry tree.

White flowers, red fruit

 
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£65.00 each 
ARBUTUS unedo 'Compacta'

ARBUTUS unedo 'Compacta'

Killarney strawberry tree

Smaller growing form with a dense habit

 
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ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'

ARBUTUS unedo 'Rubra'

Killarney strawberry tree

Hardy evergreen shrub with deep pink flowers.

 
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