The Irish Strawberry Tree is a lovely addition to any garden. It will add a touch of the Mediterranean to any landscape with its attractive foliage and bright flowers.
Arbutus unedo stands out with its red stringy bark, cream-colored inner bark, and bell-like white flowers with a pink tinge during Autumn and Winter. It produces strawberry-like fruits, its main identification features, that turn bright red and are edible, although not as delicious as garden strawberries. This evergreen tree, part of the Heath family, can grow up to 39 feet (12 m) tall and is known for its year-round presence of glossy leaves, flowers, and fruits, often seen together. The leaves are short-stalked, oval, toothed, and hairless.