tree, shrub

Arbutus unedo | Strawberry Tree

An adaptable tree or shrub, known to do well in lawns. Best with some sun protection (afternoon shade) in hot desert and inland areas. Becomes an attractive tree with age, with interesting form and rugged brown bark. Edible, ball-shaped fruit follow flowers in late winter. They can be messy on pavement. Smaller selections include 'Elfin King' and 'Compacta'. Canopy coverage: 707 square feet.

Water Requirement: low, moderate

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 20F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 30 feet high

Width: 30 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: white, pink

Flower Season: fall, winter

Wildlife: birds