How to grow Arbutus Marina

Arbutus Marina grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:

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?
6-10 m, 20-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium 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 indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Pink-white flowers in a bell shape grow in groups

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

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:
Nothing special

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

Scientific name:

Arbutus Marina

How to grow Arbutus Marina

Arbutus Marina

Trunk Arbutus Marina


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 9