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Arbutus unedo ~ 1/2 standard tree


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Size: 8-10cm girth ~ 100cm stem

Arbutus unedo makes a splendid 1/2 standard tree. It can make a handsome evergreen tree, is normally grown for its splendid fruit. It has noticeably rough brown bark and dark green leaves, typically leathery to the touch like most evergreens. The flowers are white and form into bell shapes, the flowers appear as the fruits which are similar to strawberries from the previous years flowers, actually ripen. The birds will love it! This makes it a fascinating and perfectly hardy tree, and if you have the space it very rewarding, even better it can survive even a very cold British Winter. It require lightly acidic soil, which is what most soil is already.

DFG rating: 10/10

Stem height: 100cm

RHS pruning group: 8

Leaves: Evergreen, broad and ovate.

Flowers: Large, white and fragrant.

Soil Ph: Lightly Acidic.

Hardiness: -5c. in a sheltered position.


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