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Re: Any Ideas on this please

Message from pauline

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks like Arbutus Unedo, the Strawberry tree, and it could well have suckered from next door. This can be grown as a tree or a shrub and the fruits are edible, though not particularly tasty.

  • Posted: Wed. 6th June 2018 09:20

Re: Can you tel me what this plant is

Message from Ben Sparks

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Nigel!

Hi Wendy, you can see Arbutus unedo (Pink strawberry tree) here.

We've also had confirmation on our social media.

I hope that is helpful?

Cheers, Ben

  • Posted: Wed. 29th November 2017 13:23

Re: Can you tel me what this plant is

Message from Nigel Rogers

In forum: Identify a plant

Arbutus unedo.

  • Posted: Wed. 29th November 2017 13:16

Re: What is the name of this shrub

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like it could be evergreen, what kind of flowers does it get , when does it bloom and does it get berries, is its bark colorful? It looks like arbutus unedo compacta, but hard to tell from the little info.

  • Posted: Tue. 12th May 2015 12:04

Re: Arbutus unedo

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Arbutus unedo

could water be the problem, they can thrive on neglect.

  • Posted: Tue. 15th July 2014 20:44

Arbutus unedo

Question from ruth Harkins

In forum: Arbutus unedo

I have a Strawberry Tree in a massive trug in my front garden which has been thriving until lately. I have noticed a lot of leaf yellowing, spotting and now the leaves seem to be dropping. Help!

  • Posted: Tue. 15th July 2014 18:47

Re: Re: Small fast growing tree? Possibly an Acer or Cherry?

Message from Liz Duffell

In forum: Trees and shrubs

It's going about 10ft away from the house, would a small tree (2-3m tall) be a problem for roots? Will obviously have to re-think if it is. Sorry can I ask, why are cherry roots horrible? It's going in the middle of a paved area so it wouldn't be fighting with any other plants. I really am looking for something little 2-3m tall and similar wide, one of the neighbors has lovely cherry about this size, may have to knock on the door and ask what it is, but I'm not sure if it's this size because it's still growing and will end up 20m tall!

I've never heard of arbutus unedo compacta, but just looked it up on here and it looks good thanks for the suggestion! When you say strawberry like fruits do you mean in look or taste?

  • Posted: Thu. 19th September 2013 11:49

Re: Small fast growing tree? Possibly an Acer or Cherry?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Trees and shrubs

If you want all year privacy, you might need a conifer or a large broad leaved shrub, I hope you are thinking of putting the tree away from the house by a good 15-20 feet, it will give you the privacy you need without it fighting with the house. Acer palmatum is a slow growing tree and they require a bit of shade, cherries are faster, but their root systems are horrible, they both grow 20 feet wide unless you go with some of the variegated varieties which will burn. You should specify how many feet tall and how wide. Koeluteria paniculata is fast growing, but it is 25-30 feet high and 12-14 feet wide. A nice broad leaved evergreen is arbutus unedo compacta, it has strawberry like fruits and white flowers a nice tan peeling bark, but it does like acidic soil.

  • Posted: Wed. 18th September 2013 14:13

Re: Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'

Hi, Pat,
I am in the foothills in LA County (La Canada/La Crescenta area). Have you considered Arbutus unedo? There are a few cultivars that stay rather small. I have 'Compacta' but 'Atlantic' is a good choice, too.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 7th November 2011 18:34

Arbutus grown from seed

Comment from Brian Murphy

In forum: Arbutus unedo

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!

  • Posted: Mon. 16th May 2011 18:54

Re: Can you identify this fruit & the plant it came from.

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, Martin,
That's fruit from Arbutus unedo - Pink strawberry bush/tree. If the fruit gets even redder it might be the cultivar 'Rubra'. It's a great shrub/small tree with year-round interest. The fruit is edible but not very palatable.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Fri. 5th November 2010 14:22

Landscaping with trees...

Question from Pernah

In forum: Garden design

Hi all, I'm a keen gardener that has turned clueless! I got carried away buying trees to lanscape my garden for privacy, wildlife and amenity value, however, I've most likely brought too many and now not sure how far apart I should plant them? I would like to plant the following along the boundary next to highway- Crimson King next to Parrotia Persica with 6-7 metres distance between; an evergreen Rhysphylloa Oak 5 metres away from Parrotia and Grandiflora 'Victoria' 4 metres away from oak (image 2); 7 metres from the Rhysphylloa Oak I plan to have - Banksiana Pine 4 metres away from Cedrus Aurea, which will be approx. 3 metres away from Acer Griseum, which leads to Arbutus Unedo about 3 metres away - all 4 creating a rombus type shape (image 1). In the side garden 7 metres away from Rhysphylloa Oak - Ilex Handsorth 4 metres from Sequia 'Goldrush' 3 metres away from Cornubia, which is aprrox. 3 metres from Forest Pansy, which will be 3 metres away from another Cornubia (image 3) (I still have Ilex Silver Queen, JC Van Tol, Honey Locust, Rowan Embley, Rowan Joseph Rock, 2 Witch haxels and 2 Cornubia's being trained into a tree). Any tips on planting distance and suggestions on whether I have the right trees next to each other would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance and look forward to your comments/replies. Happy gardening!

  • Posted: Sun. 8th August 2010 18:02

Landscaping with trees

Comment from Pernah

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi all, I'm a keen gardener that has turned clueless! I got carried away buying trees to lanscape my garden for privacy, wildlife and amenity value, however, I've most likely brought too many and now not sure how far apart I should plant them? I would like to plant the following along the boundary next to highway- Crimson King next to Parrotia Persica with 6-7 metres distance between; an evergreen Rhysphylloa Oak 5 metres away from Parrotia and Grandiflora 'Victoria' 4 metres away from oak (image 2); 7 metres from the Rhysphylloa Oak I plan to have - Banksiana Pine 4 metres away from Cedrus Aurea, which will be approx. 3 metres away from Acer Griseum, which leads to Arbutus Unedo about 3 metres away - all 4 creating a rombus type shape (image 1). In the side garden 7 metres away from Rhysphylloa Oak - Ilex Handsorth 4 metres from Sequia 'Goldrush' 3 metres away from Cornubia, which is aprrox. 3 metres from Forest Pansy, which will be 3 metres away from another Cornubia (image 3) (I still have Ilex Silver Queen, JC Van Tol, Honey Locust, Rowan Embley, Rowan Joseph Rock, 2 Witch haxels and 2 Cornubia's being trained into a tree). Any tips on planting distance and suggestions on whether I have the right trees next to each other would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance and look forward to your comments/replies. Happy gardening!

  • Posted: Sun. 8th August 2010 17:59

Planting distance between new trees...

Question from Pernah

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi all, I'm a keen gardener that has turned clueless! I got carried away buying trees to lanscape my garden for privacy, wildlife and amenity value, however, I've most likely brought too many and now not sure how far apart I should plant them? I would like to plant the following along the boundary next to highway- Crimson King next to Parrotia Persica with 6-7 metres distance between; an evergreen Rhysphylloa Oak 5 metres away from Parrotia and Grandiflora 'Victoria' 4 metres away from oak (image 2); 7 metres from the Rhysphylloa Oak I plan to have - Banksiana Pine 4 metres away from Cedrus Aurea, which will be approx. 3 metres away from Acer Griseum, which leads to Arbutus Unedo about 3 metres away - all 4 creating a rombus type shape (image 1). In the side garden 7 metres away from Rhysphylloa Oak - Ilex Handsorth 4 metres from Sequia 'Goldrush' 3 metres away from Cornubia, which is aprrox. 3 metres from Forest Pansy, which will be 3 metres away from another Cornubia (image 3) (I still have Ilex Silver Queen, JC Van Tol, Honey Locust, Rowan Embley, Rowan Joseph Rock, 2 Witch haxels and 2 Cornubia's being trained into a tree). Any tips on planting distance and suggestions on whether I have the right trees next to each other would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance and look forward to your comments/replies. Happy gardening!

  • Posted: Sun. 8th August 2010 17:53

Pieris japonica 'Katsura'

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Pieris japonica 'Katsura'

Hi Sandra,

If unsure about a plant's requirements it is often useful to turn to its natural habitat for clues of its preferred growing conditions. This plant was discovered on a wooded hillside in Japan, which suggests it grows best with some shelter, and therefore might not be the best choice for your exposed, windy site. How about the following alternatives:

Arbutus unedo
Tamarix ramosissima 'Pink Cascade'
Viburnum tinus
Atriplex halimus

These are more suited to windy, exposed conditions, and still offer some attractive flowering interest.

Hope this helps!

Katy

  • Posted: Mon. 17th May 2010 16:15