“Arbutus unedo is a lovely, broadleaf, evergreen shrub/small-tree with year-round ornamental interest. Native to the Mediterranean region but also found in the south west of Ireland where it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Killarney Strawberry Tree’.
It is noted for its beautiful yellow and red fruit – resembling the strawberry fruit – as well as striking flower, leaves, and bark thus making it an ideal specimen tree. Creamy-white flowers that are lightly scented are produced in autumn, followed a year later by edible red berries.
Grows at a relatively slow pace but can eventually reach to a height of 4-5 metres.
Can be grown in a multi-stem format or as a single trunk tree.
Tolerates various climates and most soil types, especially if they are free draining.”