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Gorgeous evergreen plant with white or pale pink pitcher-like flowers in autumn followed by bright red, edible, strawberry-like fruit. These fruit can take a year to ripen and stay on the tree with the next year's flowers, which attract insects and butterflies.
Over time the plant develops a fantastic, peeling, mahogany coloured bark.
Likes a warm position, sheltered from cold winter winds.
Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)
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Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree). This species has red-brown bark which will crack to reveal a smooth, red inner bark. The leaves are oval dark and glossy and about 5 to 7cms long. The flowers, which appear in autumn and winter, are small and bloom white-pink. The fruits are mealy and bland but very attractive to birds.
The Strawberry Tree is tolerant to a wide range of soils types and conditions.
Specimen, ornamental orange-red berries fruit, hedging. Suitable for coastal conditions.