Arbutus andrachne growing plant of the genus Arbutus also known as Greek Strawberry Tree, Arbutus andrachne perennial evergreen or summer deciduous plant, grow as tree sometimes can grow as shrubs mostly also used as ornamental plant grow in mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Trunk becomes red, leaves color green serrated in the edges, flower color white in a bell shape.

Arbutus andrachne flower

Fruit are edible round with little seeds not noticeable, the peel is also edible with rough surface but just the look, actually when the fruit is ripen the rind becomes soft.

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Requirements for Arbutus andrachne growing and care:

Cool winter hot summer, alkaline soil, Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Require specific soil

Planting season:
Spring, summer hardiness 9-10a / Autumn- winter 10b-11

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
When it require a tree needed to leave one main trunk, prune all the other branches until the it starts to grows as tree

Size of the plant?
4-8 m, 12-24 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
White flowers in a bell shape

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Winter / Spring

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Arbutus andrachne fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice, cakes

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Scientific name:

Arbutus andrachne

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