• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Arbutus unedo

strawberry tree

  • Other common names strawberry tree
    cane apple

    Dalmatian strawberry
    Killarney strawberry tree

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  • Genus Arbutus are evergreen trees and shrubs with small, bell-shaped creamy-white or pink flowers, and red, strawberry-like fruits in autumn

  • Family Ericaceae / Ericaceae

  • Details A. unedo is a large evergreen shrub of bushy habit, with rough brown bark and dark green leathery leaves. Flowers urn-shaped, white, appearing as the strawberry-like red fruits, from the previous years flowers, ripen

  • Plant range S Europe, SW Ireland, Asia Minor

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained soil. Young plants are more frost-tender than mature plants

Propagation Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Coastal Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Can get aphids

Diseases Arbutus leaf spot may be a problem

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