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Arbutus unedo


Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Arbutus
                        Specie: Arbutus unedo

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 25 ft (8 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained lime-free soil in a sunny position

Features: Red bark; white flowers autumn?winter; orange-red fruits

Uses: Background planting Specimen tree Woodland plant

Zones: 7-10

Description: Occurring in the Mediterranean region, as well as in Ireland and the UK, this tree normally grows to about 25 ft (8 m), with a single main trunk and a broad-domed crown around 20 ft (6 m) wide. The larger branches and the main trunk have red stringy bark,

Growth Habit: Single trunk with broad dome

Comments: Dwarf form available

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