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Arbutus glandulosa (Mexican strawberry tree)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Arbutus glandulosa

Other names

Mexican strawberry tree

Genus

Arbutus Arbutus

Species

A. glandulosa - A. glandulosa is a large, evergreen tree with dark-green, oblong leaves. It has very distinctive peeling bark that has coppery, red tints revealing a creamy layer beneath. In autumn, it bears clusters of pink-tinted flowers and strawberry-like fruits.


Arbutus glandulosa is: Evergreen

Tree shape

Irregular, Upright

Flower

Flushed pink, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Arbutus glandulosa (Mexican strawberry tree) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil. Young plants are frost tender.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Arbutus glandulosa

Other names

Mexican strawberry tree

Genus

Arbutus Arbutus

Species

A. glandulosa - A. glandulosa is a large, evergreen tree with dark-green, oblong leaves. It has very distinctive peeling bark that has coppery, red tints revealing a creamy layer beneath. In autumn, it bears clusters of pink-tinted flowers and strawberry-like fruits.

Foliage

Evergreen

Tree shape

Irregular, Upright


Colour

Flower

Flushed pink, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Arbutus glandulosa (Mexican strawberry tree) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil. Young plants are frost tender.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9

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