3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Flowering Period: August – September
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 4m
- Eventual Spread: 4m
Arbutus Rubra, also known as the ‘Pink Strawberry Tree’, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit is a large bushy evergreen shrub or small tree with dark green, leathery, serrate, oval leaves and interesting red shedding bark. Late Summer through to Autumn the small dark pink, urn shaped flowers appear in panicles, at the same time as the red strawberry like fruits develop and ripen on the previous years flowers. A wonderful addition to any garden giving all year colour grown as a specimen or in the larger mixed shrub border, and suitable for coastal planting, also an ideal pollinator attracting many bees and other beneficial insects to the garden.
Looking After Your Arbutus Unedo Rubra
Generally pest and disease free, although may be affected by aphids or leaf spot, an easy to grow evergreen flowering shrub or small tree in all locations. A low maintenance plant which can benefit from a sunny or partially shaded area in all types of garden from cottage planting schemes to town/courtyard or coastal gardens. Very little pruning needed, any required to remove damaged or unwanted branches should be done late Winter. Apply a general purpose fertilizer early Spring to help encourage fresh new growth in the coming season.