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Arbutus andrachne

Arbutus andrachne

Strawberry Tree

Description: Arbutus andrachne is a beautiful Grecian, evergreen strawberry tree. White, urn-shaped small flowers appear in the autumn alongside red coloured fruits. The stems are cinnamon brown with attractive shedding bark complimented with large green foliage. They can be tender when young trees but become hardier as they mature.

History: Disovered in Europe in 1724.

Arbutus Growing Tips: Arbutus thrive in well-drained soil such as loam, clay or sand. Prefers to be planted in a full sun but in a sheltered position. Good for coastal sites and tolerant of lime.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 4m x 3m

General attributes

Protect from frost Protect from frost
Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Flowering month - October Flowering month - October
Evergreen Evergreen
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Don't prune Don't prune