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botanical name:
Arbutus unedo f. rubra
Arbutus unedo f. rubra © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Kilarney strawberry tree
synonyms:  Arbutus unedo 'Rubra'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
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:
Even slower growing and smaller than the white flowering form. Clusters of pink bell shaped flowers and red fruits.

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:
Can be treated as a shrub in its early years. Suitable for small gardens.

other notes:
RHS AGM
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