Arbutus unedo – Strawberry tree

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Arbutus unedo Strawberry tree

Mediterranean, Ireland; 5m
Planting position: Full sun.Area protected from coastal salt spray.
Tolerates wind and drought once established.
Requires regular watering until established.Well-draining alkaline soil.
Propagate from springtime seed.

This tree produces clusters of white flowers in autumn with drooping racemes followed by small edible strawberry-like fruit. Its oblong leaves are shiny and the reddish brown trunk gets twisted and flaky with age.

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