How to grow Arbutus unedo

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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
Spring, summer hardiness 7-10a / 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?
2-6 m, 6-20 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:
Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower
White flowers in a bell shape

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

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:
Nothing special

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

Scientific name:

Arbutus unedo

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