Botanical Name: Arbutus unedo Add
Common Name: Strawberry Tree  
Plant photo of: Arbutus unedo
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range

6-12', 12-25'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Winter, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Winter, Fall


Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features



Seasonal Interest

Winter, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Patio, Park, Roadside


Special Uses

Container, Screen


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Wildlife

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  • Description

  • Notes

This plant is either a small tree or large evergreen shrub. It has a red- brownish trunk and branches that are twisted with age. The dark green leaves have red stems. It has clusters of small, white or greenish- white, urn shaped flowers and small, red and yellow round that has a strawberry like texture from which the common name is derived. It has slow to moderate growth to15' with the same spread. It can become damaged in severe winters.
vergreen shrub-tree with white urn-shaped flowers and round red-yellow fruit appear at same time in Fall and Winter