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Arbutus x andrachnoides (Cyprus strawberry tree)

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Time to maturity
20-50 years
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Botanical name: Arbutus x andrachnoides

Other names: Cyprus strawberry tree

Genus: Arbutus

Species: A. x andrachnoides - A. x andrachnoides (A. andrachne x A. unedo) is a broadly upright, then spreading, evergreen tree, with peeling red-brown bark and glossy mid-green leaves, qlaucous underneath, bearing white, pink-tinged flowers from autumn to spring, and rarely bearing fruit.

Arbutus x andrachnoides is: Evergreen

Flower: White, Flushed pink in Spring; White, Flushed pink in Autumn; White, Flushed pink in Winter

Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons

Tree shape: Spreading, Upright

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Specific pests: Aphids

Specific diseases: Botryosphaeria fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Arbutus x andrachnoides (Cyprus strawberry tree) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil. Will tolerate some lime. Flowers best in full sun.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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Companion planting: Keep underplanting low to display tree shape.

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