ARBUTUS or STRAWBERRY TREE

Arbutus unedo is an evergreen shrub or small tree with laurel-like leaves, growing to about 12 ft. and sometimes as much through.

Prefers an acid soil, with little or no lime. Does well in seaside places, withstanding heavy gales, but dislikes cold districts.

The pinky-white, bell-shaped flowers appear in autumn, followed by strawberry-like fruits which are very persistent, so that flowers and fruits may be present simultaneously.

Increase by seed sown in gentle heat in February or by layering the lower branches in March.

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