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Arbutus x andrachnoides (Cyprus 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 x andrachnoides

Other names

Cyprus strawberry tree

Genus

Arbutus 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

Tree shape

Spreading, Upright

Flower

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

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Botryosphaeria fungus , Phytophthora root diseases Botryosphaeria fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

Keep underplanting low to display tree shape.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Arbutus x andrachnoides

Other names

Cyprus strawberry tree

Genus

Arbutus 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Tree shape

Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Botryosphaeria fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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 PLANTS

Keep underplanting low to display tree shape.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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