Arbutus Unedo


Arbutus Unedo, Strawberry Tree. A shrubby evergreen tree with interesting red shedding bark. Small white pink tinged flowers with red strawberry like fruits in autumn. Makes an attractive specimen can be used as a border. Max Height 8m. Max Spread 8m. Flowers August to September. Fruits August to October.



Plant in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full Sun, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.