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Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic' (Strawberry tree 'Atlantic')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic'

Other names

Strawberry tree 'Atlantic'

Genus

Arbutus Arbutus

Variety or Cultivar

'Atlantic' _ 'Atlantic' is a compact, dense, free-flowering evergreen shrub or small tree with exfoliating bark, oval, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and, in autumn, urn-shaped, cream flowers bloom whilst strawberry-like, edible fruit from the previous year's flowers, ripen from yellow-green to red.


Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Dense

Flower

Cream 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 unedo 'Atlantic' (Strawberry tree 'Atlantic') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups, Salt tolerant, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil. Young plants are frost tender. Water regularly the first year after planting. Will tolerate poor soils.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic'

Other names

Strawberry tree 'Atlantic'

Genus

Arbutus Arbutus

Variety or Cultivar

'Atlantic' _ 'Atlantic' is a compact, dense, free-flowering evergreen shrub or small tree with exfoliating bark, oval, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and, in autumn, urn-shaped, cream flowers bloom whilst strawberry-like, edible fruit from the previous year's flowers, ripen from yellow-green to red.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Dense


Colour

Flower

Cream 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 unedo 'Atlantic' (Strawberry tree 'Atlantic') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups, Salt tolerant, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil. Young plants are frost tender. Water regularly the first year after planting. Will tolerate poor soils.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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