Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
Arbutus unedo, the strawberry tree, or Killarney strawberry tree, will grow in a wide range of soils but needs a sheltered spot and full sun. It is a small, slow growing evergreen with strawberry like (surprise!) but scarcely edible fruit. The strawberry tree has pretty white bell shaped flowers which are attractive to honeybees in particular, and have the great virtue of flowering very late in the season to supplement the nectar flow from ivy. It has a wide natural range across SW Europe, also including Ireland (as the Killarney association suggests). Excellent for urban sites.
Size: 3 litre pot grown
Flowers: October - December
Soil type: Most well drained soils
Supplier : R.V.Roger
We supply strawberry trees pot grown, so they are available all year round.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Arbutus unedo, the strawberry tree, to the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex