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Botanical name: Arbutus unedo
Other names: Pink strawberry tree
Species: A. unedo f. rubra - A. unedo f. rubra are among the hardiest and most versatile of the genus Arbutus. This slow-growing bush is evergreen with rough bark and dark green leathery leaves. Rosy-pink pitcher-shaped flowers appear in autumn in panicles as the red, strawberry-like fruits, from the previous years flowers also ripen.
Arbutus unedo is: Evergreen
Flower: Flushed pink, Pale-pink in Autumn
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Stem: Brown in All seasons
Fruit: Red in Autumn
Habit: Bushy, Spreading, Twisted branches
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Companion planting: Keep underplanting low to get the best of the tree shape.
Specific pests: Aphids
Specific diseases: Leaf spot
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Arbutus unedo (Pink strawberry tree) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Coastal, Low Maintenance, Containers, Resistant to pollution, Wind-breaker
Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil. Young plants are frost tender.
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|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Neutral|
Discuss Arbutus unedo (Pink strawberry tree) with other Shoot members.
My tree has suffered from an infestation or disease; from the attached photo's can anyone suggest how I might treat the tree. Unfortunately the infestation / disease appears to be advanced.
Hi, I picked some fruit from an Arbutus Unedo near me and sowed the seeds in a poly tunnel. I am currently hardening them off, they are in 1 litre pots and i would greatly appreciate any advice on potting these on, or giving these the best chance of thriving.
This is the first time i have attempted growing anything from seed and i love this tree
Thanks in advance!
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