Arbutus × andrachnoides

  • Other common names hybrid strawberry tree
  • Synonyms Arbutus hybrida
    Arbutus serratifolia
  • Family Ericaceae
  • Genus Arbutus are evergreen trees and shrubs with small, bell-shaped creamy-white or pink flowers, and red, strawberry-like fruits in autumn
  • Details A. × andrachnoides is a large bushy evergreen shrub with attractive peeling cinnamon-brown trunk and branches. Leaves glossy dark green. Small white urn-shaped flowers in clusters. Fruits small, orange-red
  • Plant range SE Europe, Asia Minor


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained soil. Young plants are more frost-tender than mature plants

Propagation Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Architectural

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Can get aphids

Diseases Arbutus leaf spot may be a problem