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Arbutus Unedo

Botanical Name:

Arbutus unedo

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Dec

Plant Type

Shrubs, Trees, Edible, Tree

Lifespan

Woody

Flower

Urn-shaped small white or occasionally light pink flowers with a mild fragrance in drooping panicles of 10-30 flowers in autumn. In warm winter climates may bloom into winter. Flowers are similar to that of blueberries.

Fruit

1/2-1 inch red berries with a rough surface in autumn. Mature in 12 months and are on the tree at the same time as flowers are. Fruits resemble strawberries and the wet fruits can be messy on hardscaped surfaces.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Pollinators

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Ericales

Family

Ericaceae

Genus

Arbutus

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