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Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'

Dwarf Strawberry Tree
Zone: 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Height: Maximum 6 feet
Width: Maximum 6 feet
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Great Plant Picks - Compact strawberry tree is a four-season evergreen shrub with outstanding flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark. The branching is denser and the growth rate is slower than the typical form. Small, urn-shaped, whitish-pink flowers are produced from October to December. Round, ¾-inch, knobby fruits gradually ripen to orange-red and are often in color when the shrub is in full flower. Choose a protected site to ensure fruit every year. The dark green glossy foliage is beautiful, as is the attractive, cinnamon-colored bark. Prune shrubs to accentuate the sculptural qualities of the branching and bark. This versatile shrub tolerates a wide variety of soil conditions including sand and clay, but it must have a well-drained location. The growth is best in full sun to open shade and is drought tolerant once established. Foliage and flowers may be damaged in unusually cold winters, but it will recover in the spring. Plants in protected locations are more reliable fruit producers.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:20 PM

A dwarf version of the strawberry tree, which ordinarily grows 15' tall or more. It has the same rich, red-brown, flaky bark, white urn-shaped flowers in late autumn, and striking strawberry-like fruit in fall and winter, but grows just 4' x 4'. Tolerates dry soil.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:20 PM

Good looking all year, this more compact medium shrub, for containers or tighter quarters, has shiny bright-green leaves ;, in fall, a profusion of white flowers followed by large rosy-red fruits. Sun/Med-Dry/GdDrain

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