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Arbutus x andrachnoides
common name: Hybrid Strawberry tree
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Similar to A. unedo but has striking cinnamon red peeling bark. Glossy dark green leaves, sometimes very finely toothed. Semi-pendant panicles of small, creamy-white flowers in late autumn and winter. Rarely produces orange-red fruits.
Prefers a rich lime-free soil but will tolerate some alkalinity. Sheltered location protected from cold winds.
This is a naturally occurring hybrid between A. unedo and A. andrachne, found wild in Greece.