Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Arbutus

Arbutus

Description: Arbutus unedo 'Rubra' also known as, 'The Strawberry Tree' is a small evergreen tree with deep brown shredding bark. A stunning cluster of rosy-pink flushed bell-shaped flowers and fruits appear during the autumn. An all year round interest tree, suitable for any garden!

History: Introduced in 1835. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1925.

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

Attributes

  • Do not prune
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • S Size: Small
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Flowering month: November

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