Arbutus Marina growing tree of the genus Arbutus and also known as Marina strawberry tree, Arbutus Marina perennial evergreen plant and also used as ornamental plant for the red color and the shape of the trunk and the flowers grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.
Leaves color green in ovate shape with slightly serrated in the edge.
Flower color pink-white in a bell shape grow in groups.
Arbutus Marina fruits
Fruit edible round with little seeds not noticeable, the peel is also edible with rough surface but just the look the actual when the fruit is ripen the rind becomes soft.
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Requirements for Arbutus Marina growing and care:
Well-drained soil, at least cool winter
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but for better fruit better
Difficulties or problems when growing:
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?
6-10 m, 20-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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
Pink-white flowers in a bell shape grow in groups
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Winter / Spring
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Arbutus Marina fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice, cake
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?