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Compact Strawberry Tree

 

This is an excellent, compact shrub for Mediterranean-style gardens. It bears small pinkish-white flowers followed by red fruits resembling small strawberries. Use in foundation plantings or as an accent shrub, where its attractive bark and interesting fruits can be seen up close.

Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible : Yes

Fruit texture : Warty

Fruit type : Like strawberry in appearance

Fruit color : Yellow and red

Leaf Characteristics

Bark habit : Shredding

Bark texture : Rough

Bark color : Red-brown

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf length : 4"

Leaf shape : Oval

Leaf color : Mid-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Urn-shaped

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 5-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : < 10 ft.

Cultural Information

Sunset zone : 4-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes