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Arbutus (Canary Islands' Strawberry Tree)

Canary Islands' Strawberry Tree is a beautiful, tall, tree-like woody shrub native of sunny, rock spots in the upper xerophytic zone of the western islands and Gran Canaria. It excellently suits as an evergreen container plant with leathery, glossy green leaves and a cinnamon brown, smooth bark. It makes numerous, small whitish, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers from mid winter to early summer. These are followed by round, bright orange, edible fruits which mature from mid summer through autumn. In mild regions it may be even planted out into the garden in a sheltered, sunny spot. However in Central Europe plants should be slways grown frostfree, in winter keep them drier at a minimum of some 5°C.
Sow seeds flat in a peat rich, very well drained soil at some 15°C to 20°C throughout the year. Only slightly cover seeds with soil and keep seddlings always in full sun.
20 seeds per package.
Arbutus canariensis (Canary Strawberry Tree)

Arbutus canariensis (Canary Strawberry Tree)

2 (7)m, Canary Strawberry Tree is native of the upper xerophytic zone and sun-exposed rocky spots in the lower laurel forest zone. It has large, laurel like, light green, shiny, leathery foliage and hundreds of small bell shaped, fragrant white flowers with a rose shade. Its' bright orange fruits develop in late summer to winter and are edible. Prefers a loam-free soil (on a peat basis) with some coarse sand added. Not reliably winter hardy, thus best grown as a container plant, keep frostfree in a sunny spot in winter. XI-V.

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seed package (ex Tenerife, Spain)2956 € 4,99
seed package  (ex Tenerife, Spain)
(ex Tenerife)