Arbutus unedo growing plant of the genus Arbutus also known as Irish strawberry tree or strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo perennial evergreen grow as shrub or small tree also used as ornamental plant grow in temperate, mediterranean and subtropical climate 7-11.
Leaves color green serrated in the edges, flower color white in a bell shape
Arbutus unedo fruits
Fruit 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 unedo growing and care:
Well-drained soil, minimum 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 7-10a / 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?
2-6 m, 6-20 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:
Autumn / Winter
General information about the flower
White flowers in a bell shape
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Autumn / Winter, one year after the flowers
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Arbutus unedo fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice, cake
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?