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Strawberry tree –
Arbutus unedo (latin)

Areas of origin: Indigenous in the Mediterranean scrublands from 0 to 1000 metres (1094 yds).
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 10 metres, width up to 10 metres (32.8').
Foliage: Evergreen.
Soil type: Grows in soils mildly lime.
Hardiness: Tolerant to -12°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Strawberry tree- Arbutus unedo Strawberry tree- Arbutus unedo

Strawberry tree- Arbutus unedo
Characteristics and Uses:
The little white flowers in the shape of vases appear at the same time as the fruits in autumn. It’s brown bark peels off in long thin strips. This magnificent shrub is planted alone, in groups or in hedges. In a cold climate, it can be planted in a container or in a sheltered position. It is also interesting for bonsai enthusiasts. Its fruits although they resemble a combination of a strawberry and a blackberry are insipid.
Strawberry tree Specimen:
Each specimen is unique, Choose yours!
List of trees and shrubs with edible fruits:
Black Chokeberry 'Viking' (Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'), slightly acidic berries, purple black used in jam-making.
Blueberry Bush 'Jersey' (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'), slightly acidic fruits, from August.
Common Hazel (Corylus avellana), nuts from September.
Common Walnut (Juglans regia), nuts from end of October, delicious in salads.
'Jenny' Self Fertile Kiwi (Actinidia chinensis 'Jenny'), hardy to -12°C.
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana), fruits rich in vitamin C and pineapple taste, only grows in warm climate areas.
Raspberry 'Fall Gold' (Rubus idaeus 'Fall Gold'), soft fruits, fragrant, orangey yellow, double cropping and self-fertile variety.
Raspberry 'Heritage' (Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'), soft and fragrant fruits, double cropping and self - fertile variety.
Red Chokeberry 'Brilliant' (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant'), bright red fruits from the Autum.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), extremely decorative fruits, rich in vitamin C.
Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa), edible fruits when grilled.
White Mulberry (Morus alba), pinkish white fruits, sweet.
Edible Hedge 'Ophélie', provides edible red fruits throughout the summer.

See the catalogue of tree and shrubs with edible fruits
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