Arbutus unedo

Strawberry Tree

arbutus unedo
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Very hardy to adverse conditions including coastal, heat, and cold. Small, white flowers in autumn and winter. Green fruit appear in winter after the flowers and take almost a full year to ripen. The fruit change color through yellow to red and ripen when the next year's autumn flowers appear. Birds love the fruit and the flowers are a good source of pollen for bees. Has peeling, red-brown bark.

exotic tree Exotic
evergreen tree Evergreen
tolerates coastal sites Tolerates coastal sites
dry soils Dry soils
attracts birds Attracts birds
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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3m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Ericaceae, heath or heather family, a family of flowering herbs, shrubs, and trees.

Genus: Arbutus, arbutus (Latin, noun), meaning 'strawberry tree', in reference to Arbutus unedo. A genus of flowering plants.

Species: Arbutus unedo, unedō (Latin, noun), meaning 'strawberry tree', in reference to Arbutus unedo. There is a folk etymology of unedō by Pliny the Elder (AD 23/24 - 79) that it comes from the Latin numeral ūnum (one) and the verb edō (I eat), in supposed reference to the foul taste of the fruit so only one could be eaten at a time.

Common Name: Strawberry Tree

Other Common Name(s): Irish Strawberry Tree, Killarney Strawberry Tree, Cane Apple

Description and Features

Description: Very hardy to adverse conditions including coastal, heat, and cold. Small, white flowers in autumn and winter. Green fruit appear in winter after the flowers and take almost a full year to ripen. The fruit change color through yellow to red and ripen when the next year's autumn flowers appear. Birds love the fruit and the flowers are a good source of pollen for bees. Has peeling, red-brown bark.

Height: 4m

Width: 3m

Uses: Attracts birds, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Coastal

Soil Type: Dry soils

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Exotic

Stem:

  • Summer: Red, Brown

  • Autumn: Red, Brown

  • Winter: Red, Brown

  • Spring: Red, Brown

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: White

  • Winter: White

  • Spring: None

Fruit:

  • Summer: Yellow, Orange, Red

  • Autumn: Orange, Red

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Yellow

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