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Tree comparisons


Fruiting ornamental
Arbutus unedo

A small evergreen ornamental tree which produces edible fruitlets - commonly known as the Strawberry Tree.
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Growing


Fruiting ornamental
Arbutus unedo
Gardening skillAverage
AwardsRHS AGM (former)
Attractive featuresAttractive bark
Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
PruningDo not prune
Site conditionsFree-draining site
Coastal site
WildlifeAttractive to birds
RHS Plants for Pollinators
Melliferous
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Identification


Fruiting ornamental
Arbutus unedo
Flower colourWhite
Flowering monthNovember
Leaf colourGreen
Leaf colour - autumnGreen
Fruit sizeAverage
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
BarkBrown - chocolate
Peeling
Annual cycleEvergreen
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