The strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) is a shrub that bears delicate, fragrant flowers and brightly colored fruits that are not strawberries, but bland-tasting, round fruits. The oblong leaves are shiny and dark, 2 to 4 inches long.
The tree produces bell-shaped white or pink flowers that grow in clusters and mature along with the fruit in the fall. Tying all of this together is the attractive multicolored bark and twisting branches that make this a lovely ornamental tree and when left as a shrub, can mature into a lush, dense dome shape.
Plant new trees in the fall and expect a slow to moderate growth rate for this shrub.
Common Name: Strawberry tree, Killarney strawberry tree, Irish strawberry tree, cane apples, Dalmatian strawberry, arbutus Botanical Name: Arbutus unedo Family: Ericaceae Plant Type: Shrub, evergreen Size: 8-12 ft. tall and wide, up to 35 ft. tall and wide Sun Exposure: Full sun, partial shade Soil Type: Sandy, clay, or loamy, well-draining Soil pH: Acidic, neutral, alkaline Bloom Time: Fall Hardiness Zones: 4-9 (USDA)
Quantity: 20 Arbutus Unedo | Strawberry Tree Seeds