Arbutus Unedo - Strawberry Tree
Arbutus Unedo is a native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe. It is a large evergreen shrub / tree of bushy habit, with rough brown bark and dark green glossy leaves each around 5 to 10 cm in length with a serrated margin.
Flowers are small and urn-shaped, white, with strawberry-like red fruits appearing from the previous years flowers, 1–2 cm diameter, with a rough surface. They mature in about 12 months, in autumn, at the same time as the next flowering.
The fruits are edible, sweet when reddish, and tastes similar to a fig.
Grows to a height and spread of between 4 to 8 meters.
Fully hardy to -15°C