Arbutus unedo or the Strawberry Tree sometimes also known as the Killarney Strawberry tree are evergreen trees and shrubs with small, bell-shaped creamy-white or pink flowers, and red, strawberry-like fruits in autumn
With its rich terracotta brown, tactile, peeling bark and dark evergreen bay like leaves the Strawberry tree makes a wonderful addition to smaller gardens and is ideal for screening purposes.
With so many features, it is easy to see why Arbutus unedo is very popular and has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Tolerant of pollution, acid and alkaline soils and exposed coastal positions, this evergreen tree is quite resilient but will prefer a sheltered spot in full sun. The Strawberry tree is spreading in form, reaching 5 x 4 metres in 20 years.