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Strawberry Tree

Arbutus spp.

Also known as

Manzanita, Madrona, Tick Tree

Arbutus unedo, Livorno by Lucarelli (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Strawberry Tree Overview

Arbutus is a genus containing around 12 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, grown for their edible red berries, ornamental red peeling bark, foliage and small urn-shaped flowers. Some species are commonly known as Strawberry Tree. Favouring rocky habitats, they are native to warm temperate locations in the Mediterranean, West Europe, the Canary Islands and North America.

How to propagate Strawberry Tree

Cuttings

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the late summer.

Seed

Seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Strawberry Tree

Ornamental fruits and flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions. The wood is used as fuel and in traditional medicine of the Straits Salish people of Vancouver Island.