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Arbutus unedo `Strawberry tree`

November 12th, 2014

Flowers and fruit together

Flowers and fruit together

Arutus 005The Strawberry tree is a very interesting and attractive tree. It make a large shrub or a small tree. It’s  evergreen,  and at this time of year has its small, white bell shaped flowers, set in clusters, at the same time as its red strawberry shaped fruit.

It prefers a sheltered position in moist but well drained soil, that is neutral to acid. Its a native of the Mediterranean area and unusually SW Ireland, where I have seen it growing wild, but not Britain.

The fruits, though not poisonous, are  also not very appetizing .

 

 

Categories: Gardening adviceGrown on site at Avery's Garden CentreTrees

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