Enjoy the striking, tasty fruit and dark green foliage on our Strawberry Tree plants. This unique, southern European, evergreen shrub is a great addition to the garden and landscape. Slow growing to 8 ft. in height, it is prized for its profuse, urn-shaped, white flowers, it’s glossy, dark green, dense foliage, and its red, strawberry-like, edible fruit. Strawberry Tree is hardy to about 0 ° F, and like half day to full sun and well drained soil.
The variety we are currently growing is ‘Compacta’ which stays slightly smaller than the species making for easier harvesting of the fruits.
Latin Name: Arbutus unedo
Site and Soil: This tree likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 0° F.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height.
Flower Color: White
Fruit Skin: Red
Bloom Time: Fall-Winter
Ripening Time: Fall-Winter
Pests & Diseases: This tree is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7