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Arbutus unedo (Large Plant)

Strawberry Tree

Hardy Tree

This striking shrub makes a superb focal point for year-round interest. Its leathery, evergreen foliage and peeling, cinnamon brown bark form a superb backdrop for the clusters of small, white, urn-shaped flowers in autumn. The dainty blooms give way to scarlet red fruits that only fully ripen in the following year, as a new set of flowers emerge.

The edible fruits of Arbutus unedo have a sharp aftertaste when eaten raw, but can be made into jams and preserves for a sweeter, guava-like flavour. This neat, compact variety is an ideal specimen shrub for a sheltered position. Although perfectly hardy once mature, Arbutus trees will appreciate a layer of fleece for winter protection when young. Perfect for coastal gardens and sheltered woodland areas. Height and spread up to: 8m (25').

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
specimen plant, woodland garden, coastal garden
Flowering Period:
September, October, November
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted arbutus plant

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted arbutus plants

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • £24.99
Grow Strawberry Trees in any non alkaline, fertile, moist but free draining soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or compost into the soil prior to planting. Choose a position in full sun with shelter from cold winds. Although perfectly hardy once mature, Arbutus plants will appreciate a layer of fleece for winter protection when young.
Feed and water Strawberry Trees regularly until fully established. Once established, Arbutus trees require little attention except for the occasional removal of damaged, diseased and misplaced shoots in winter or spring.

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