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Arbutus unedo/Strawberry Tree

Arbutus unedo / Arbutus unedo
Close-up of multi-colored fruit
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Close-up of multi-colored fruit

Small lantern-shaped flowers borne beneath foliage

Close-up of foliage

Developing fruit hanging below foliage

Interesting branching habit on mature plant, somewhat like the trunks on a crape myrtle

Foliage showing teeth on margins of the leaves

Young fruit on plants growing in an Italian garden

Foliage and developing fruit

Sculptural lines of a mature Strawberry Tree

Trunks of mature tree

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Scientific Name: Arbutus unedo
Common Name: Strawberry Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Winter
Fruit color: Orange, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Attractive small tree that has out of season flowers and fruit. Fruit eaten by birds. Popular large evergreen shrub on the West Coast. Cannot tolerate the hot humid conditions of the Lower South, but there are some plants spotted here and there.