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.
Arbutus andrachne for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
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
Spring, summer hardiness 9-10a / Autumn- winter 10b-11
Pests and diseases:
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
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:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
White flowers in a bell shape
Pollination is done by:
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:
How long does it take to bear fruit?