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Arbutus × andrachnoides

Hybrid strawberry tree

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to March
  • Height7m to 8m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, red-orange
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Arbutus × andrachnoides (Hybrid strawberry tree). This is a bushy shrub with smooth peeling red-brown bark. The urn-shaped white flowers are held in clusters in the winter and the fruit is orange-red.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

S.E. Europe, S.W. Asia

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental bark and fruits.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They need soil with good drainage. Young plants may need some frost protection.

Propagation

By seed and semi-hardwood cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and sometimes arbutus leaf spot.

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