Scientific Name: Arbutus unedo
Common Name: strawberry tree
Family Name: Ericaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Small garden/space, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Serrate
Flowers: Panicle, White, Jan-Oct-Nov-Dec
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Orange, Red, Dark-red, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Shrub large evergreen; leaves dark green, leathery, most blades obovate, 6-10cm long x 2-4cm wide, serrate, most petioles 1-2cm long; flowers whitish-pink, urn-shape; fruit round, orange to red to scarlet, spiky; bark shaggy orange-red.