Arbutus Unedo, Dwarf 'Strawberry Tree'
Watering Needs:Once established, water deeply, occasionally.
Botanical Pronunciation:ar-BYOO-tus YOO-nee-doh kom-PAK-ta
Sunset climate zones:4 - 24
Average landscape size:Grows 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.
Special features:Attractive Bark, Bird Friendly, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Edible, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise
Blooms:Fall to Late Winter
Flower attributesRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Salvia (Salvia); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Gaura (Gaura); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Mock Orange (Pittosporum); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Creeping Thyme (Thymus)
A gracefully branched evergreen shrub with glossy dark green foliage and handsome cinnamon-colored bark. Masses of white flowers yield bright, edible strawberry-like fruits. A fuss-free plant for year-round interest in western gardens. Use as a small specimen tree to anchor a border, or create an informal hedge.