Trees

Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo

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Zones 7 - 9
Zones 7 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 7 - 9
The Strawberry Tree can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Strawberry Tree falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Ornamental Trees

15' - 30' High
15' - 30' High

Mature Height:
The Strawberry Tree grows to be 15' - 30' feet in height.

15' - 30' Spread
15' - 30' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Strawberry Tree has a spread of about 15' - 30' at full maturity.

Slow Growth
Slow Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This Strawberry Tree does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Strawberry Tree grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This Strawberry Tree has rounded shape.

More Info
More Info

Attributes:
The Strawberry Tree is a picturesque out-of-season plant with off-season flowers.

Description:
Strawberry-Tree will grow at a slow pace when planted in either full sun or partial shade on well-drained, acid soil. Plants are tolerant of wind and some drought once established and grow in well-drained clay. It is one of the most attractive small trees available for residential use but unfortunately is not normally available in the east. It could be grown and tried in the Deep South.

Wildlife Value:
The small red fruit of the Strawberry Tree is an important food source for forest animals during the winter. Birds, in particular, enjoy the fruits, and enhance the propagation of the tree by spreading its seeds.

History/Lore/Use:
The Strawberry Tree supplies tannin and has edible berries used in preserves, wines, and liqueurs.

Moisture:
The Strawberry Tree tolerates wet sites, but does best in well-drained areas that do not experience severe drought.

Leaves:
The leaves of the Strawberry Tree are 2-3" long, oval and dark green.

Flower Color:
The blooms are urn-shaped and pink.

Bloom Time:
The Strawberry Tree blooms from October through December..

Fruit Description:
The Strawberrytree produces a small (1/2-1") red or orange fruit.