Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’

Botanical Name: Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’

Phonetic: Are-Boo-tuss you-KNEE-doe

Common Name(s): Dwarf Strawberry Tree

Family: Ericaceae
Origin: Southern Europe, Ireland, Asia
Plant Type: Shrub/small tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, ovate, serrate margins
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Glossy dark green leaves
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Mid fall, late fall, early winter
Flower Color(s): Pale pink, pink, white/near white

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 8-10
Climate Zone(s): 8,9,14-17,19-24
Growth Rate: Slow to medium              
Height: 4-15 Feet
Spread: 20-30 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium to low (once established)
Pest/Diseases: Aphids, fungal leaf spot
Soil: Average, moist, well-drained soils

Features: Attracts birds, butterflies, bees, gracefully branched shrub/small tree, handsome cinnamon-colored bark, bright orange-red, strawberry-like fruits, edible, tolerates drought when established
Uses: Specimen, year-round interest, borders, mass planting, informal hedge

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