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Strawberry tree

Arbutus unedo 'Elfin King'

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This picturesque tree has rough, shredding, red-brown bark and glossy green leaves. It produces small white flowers followed by spherical, warty, reddish fruit.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis compact cultivar flowers and fruits when young.

PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings of lateral shoots with bottom heat in late summer.

ProblemsMosaic virus, mites.

  • Genus : Arbutus
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 8, 9
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Fall
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Characteristics : Interesting Bark
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Trees
  • Flower Color : White

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