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botanical name:
Arbutus unedo 'Elfin King'
Arbutus unedo 'Elfin King' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Kilarney strawberry tree
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen
height: 2.40m
width: 2.40m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Small growing, compact variety. Free flowering and fruiting from a young age, producing flowers in autumn and into winter. Glossy dark green foliage. Red-brown bark.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils, in sun or part shade. Appears to be quite drought tolerant.
Responds well to trimming.

propagation:
From semi-ripe cuttings.

usage:
Good for growing in a container.

other notes:
Fairly rare.

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