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Arbutus


Arbutus

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
beautiful ornamental evergreen Irish Strawberry tree with leathery dark green foliage. The white with a pink tinge flowers are full of nectar. These are followed by red strawberry-like fruits which are edible and provide food for birds. Often the tree has flowers and fruit almost all year around. Very hardy. Prefers good well drained soil, but will grow in dry conditions.

 
Genus
Arbutus
Species  
Cultivar  

Common name
Irish strawberry tree

Family name
Ericaceae
Place of origin
Europe


DETAILS
Height
10 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Prefers acidic / lime-free soil.

Moisture
Must be well drained / Prefers even moisture

Exposure
Frost hardy / Grows in sun or semi-shade / Tolerates coastal sites

Nourishment / Sanctuary / Texture

Trees

Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 3.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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