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botanical name:
Arbutus x andrachnoides
Arbutus x andrachnoides © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Hybrid Strawberry tree
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen
height: 10.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: red
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: 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.

other notes:
This is a naturally occurring hybrid between A. unedo and A. andrachne, found wild in Greece.


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