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Arbutus Unedo

Arbutus Unedo or Strawberry Tree is an evergreen tree with white creamy or pink bell shaped flowers that later become strawberry like fruits that taste almost like a fig. It is also called cane apple. It belongs to the Ericaceae  family of plants. It does like sun and well drained moist soil. It is native to the Mediterranean region in Ireland it is known as the Irish Strawberry Tree or Killarney Strawberry Tree. Arbutus Unedo grows 5 to 10 meters tall. The fruits take 12 months to mature and are edible. Arbutus Unedo flowers in autumn. The fruits are used in jams and liquors. In colder climates it might need shelter.

Ericaceae

Ericaceae  Strawberry Tree

Strawberry Tree

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