Strawberry tree


Latin Name : Arbutus Unedo
Description: Small tree native to west of Ireland, attractive fruits tolerates coastal sites
Site: Tolerates exposure, including coastal exposure
Soil: Well-drained acid to neutral soils, including poor soils
Season of Interest: Spring, summer, autumn, winter
Hardiness: Half-hardy
Height: 5-10m
Spread: 5-10m

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The Strawberry Tree is said to be Native to the west of Ireland and can be found growing wild in the Killarney National Park, Co Kerry, in Glengarrif Co Cork and parts of Sligo.

Its a small slow growing trees that keeps it leaves through the winter. It has dark green glossy leaves and flowers in Autumn, fruits come the following year. They are round and red/orange the size of a small plum but look a little like a strawberry, the fruit is edible.
Suit shelter warm spot avoid frost pockets.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg