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Strawberry tree  - ARBUTUS UNEDO

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Price: $12.00
Availability: This product is back-ordered- had crop failure- hopefully back by late spring
Prod. Code: AB100

ARBUTUS UNEDO  -STRAWBERRY TREE  ** cold hardy **

 

Native to  Mediterranean  region and Western Europe

Great evergreen  , medium size tree or multi stemmed shrub, with leathery, shiny leaves.

Flowers are honey scented and  produced from September to December . The flower color varies  from white to pink. Since the fruit take about 12 months to ripen, the tree carries both mature fruits and flowers at the same time .

The fruit is edible, though many people find it bland and mealy.

A wine is made from the fruit in Corsica; a fiery spirit extracted from it in Spain; and it is used as flavoring for liqueurs in Portugal.

Great cinnamon colored bark.

HAS GREAT DROUGHT TOLERANCE ONCE ESTABLISHED - BUT ALSO DOES WELL IN RAINY AREAS- BUT NO WATERLOGGED SOIL

GOOD SALT TOLERANCE

DEER RESISTANT

PREFERS SLIGHTLY ACIDIC SOIL.

MATURE HEIGHT : 15 -25 FT

COLD HARDINESS: ZONE 8 

TREE FOR SALE IS CURRENTLY GROWING IN 4" POT & MIN. 8" TALL FROM SOIL LINE.