Arbutus unedo


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Related to Arbutus unedo: Arbutus menziesii, carob, carob tree
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Noun1.Arbutus unedo - small evergreen European shrubby tree bearing many-seeded scarlet berries that are edible but bland; of Ireland, southern Europe, Asia Minor
arbutus - any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America
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arbutus unedo, the strawberry Arbutus unedo, the strawberry tree, has rich, chestnut-coloured bark that also peels away.
Clockwise from top left: Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'; silver birch; arbutus unedo and acer griseum Main pic: Jonathan Buckley
Arbutus unedo, the strawberry tree, produces very attractive red fruit which look a bit like strawberries.
As for shrubs, Bell recommends the varieties below, which are followed by their scientific names: Dwarf Strawberry bush, Arbutus unedo Compacta; Wild lilac, Ceanothus Victoria; Rockrose, Cistus x hybridus; Sunrose, Helianthemum nummularium; Flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum; and Lavender, Lavandula spp.
If winter fruits are your thing then miniature strawberry-like red fruits ripening on the Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree) or the laden clusters of red berries of the cotoneaster salicifolius will fit.
Among the best are Arbutus unedo, a small evergreen tree producing clusters of white flowers followed by red fruit in early winter, and Sorbus cashmiriana, which produces bunches of white berries which are largely ignored by the birds and remain all winter.