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Arbutus unedo f. rubra
common name: Kilarney strawberry tree
synonyms: Arbutus unedo 'Rubra'
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Even slower growing and smaller than the white flowering form. Clusters of pink bell shaped flowers and red fruits.
Most well drained soils, in sun or part shade. Appears to be quite drought tolerant.
Responds well to trimming.
From semi-ripe cuttings.
Can be treated as a shrub in its early years. Suitable for small gardens.