Collection: Strawberry Tree | Arbutus

The Arbutus tree, also known as the Strawberry Tree, is renowned for its striking appearance, featuring smooth, reddish-brown bark that peels away to reveal a new layer beneath. It boasts glossy green leaves and white or pink flowers, which bloom in clusters, followed by orange-red berries. This evergreen is native to the western coastal regions, thriving in well-drained soils and sunny locations.

Strawberry Tree: An Evergreen Beauty with Vibrant Berries

The strawberry tree is a work of art! Its lush, leathery, evergreen leaves provide a year-round ornamental interest. Its colourful strawberry-like fruits create a spectacular sight throughout autumn and winter. This tree has the ability to add a touch of magic to your garden and transform it into a mesmerizing space.

How to Buy Strawberry Tree UK?

Before finding a strawberry tree for sale, here are some things you should know about this exceptional plant. The main characteristics of a strawberry tree:

  • An evergreen shrub or small tree
    Cinnamon brown bark, peeling in older specimens
  • Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves.
  • Clusters of fragrant, bell-shaped, white flowers
  • Vibrant edible, strawberry-like fruit
  • Tolerant of a wide variety of soils and climates
  • Pest-free and disease-free
  • Slow to moderate grower
  • A multi-stem plant that can be trained as a single-trunk tree
  • Excellent for permaculture planting

Some of the strawberry trees available in the UK are:

Strawberry Tree Sale UK – Arundel Arboretum

If you are looking for strawberry trees for sale and wondering ‘Is there a strawberry farm near me?’, Arundel Arboretum in Chichester, South of England, is the right place for you to go. Our experts will guide you through our excellent selection of strawberry trees and help you find the perfect match for your garden. 

If you are looking to buy strawberry trees online, explore our web store and our carefully curated strawberry trees for sale. Find what you need and the rest is on us. Buying strawberry trees has never been easier!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the strawberry tree native to the UK?
    The strawberry tree is not native to the UK. It comes from the Mediterranean region and is also native to certain parts of Western Europe. It came to England from Ireland.
  • Can you grow strawberry trees in the UK?
    Yes, strawberry trees are well-suited for growing in the UK.
  • Why is it called a strawberry tree?
    The strawberry tree bears round, red fruits which resemble strawberries.
  • What is another name for a strawberry tree?
    Strawberry tree (Latin: Arbutus unedo) is also known as Killarney Strawberry Tree, Irish Strawberry Tree, Cane Apple, or Dalmatian Strawberry.
  • Can you eat the fruit of a strawberry tree?
    Yes, you can. The fruit of the strawberry tree is edible and can be eaten raw or used in jams, jellies, and liqueurs.
  • Is strawberry tree an evergreen?
    Yes, the strawberry tree is an evergreen tree. It retains its glossy green leaves throughout the year.
  • How fast does the strawberry tree grow?
    The strawberry tree is a slow to moderate grower. On average, it grows 20 to 40 cm per year, but its growth rate may vary depending on the growing conditions.
  • What is the lifespan of a strawberry tree?
    The strawberry tree is known for its longevity and can live more than 100 years. Some strawberry trees are several hundred years old.
  • How big do strawberry trees get?
    Strawberry trees usually grow 5 to 10 metres in height and width.
  • Is there a dwarf strawberry tree UK?
    Yes, there is a dwarf UK variety suitable for small gardens or growing in containers - Arbutus Unedo ‘Compacta’. It’s a small strawberry tree that typically reaches 1 to 2 metres in height.
  • Where is the best place to plant a strawberry tree?
    The strawberry tree thrives in average, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate a wide variety of soils and climates.
  • What is the root depth of the strawberry tree?
    The strawberry tree root system is usually moderately deep reaching depths of 0.5 to 1 metres. It can also expand wider than a tree’s canopy in well-drained soils.
  • How cold-hardy is the strawberry tree?
    Strawberry tree is moderately cold hardy and tolerates temperatures down to around -9 to -6°C. Young trees need protection and late frosts may damage their flower buds.
  • When should I prune my strawberry tree?
    The best time to prune a strawberry tree is in late winter or early summer.
  • What are the cons of strawberry trees?
    The fruit can be messy when it drops, it requires regular pruning to maintain its shape, and it is not particularly cold hardy.
  • Is strawberry tree toxic?
    No, the strawberry tree is not toxic and its fruit is edible.
  • Is a strawberry tree suitable for urban environments?
    Strawberry trees are tolerant of urban pollution and can adapt to various soil types. Therefore, they are excellent for urban gardens and public spaces.
  • Is there a strawberry tree for sale near me?
    Looking for a strawberry tree farm nearby? Your search ends here! Visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery in Arundel, South of England, to discover top-quality strawberry trees. Or, explore our online store and find your ideal strawberry plant there. We’ll take care of the rest. If you have any questions about the strawberry tree sale UK or if there's anything else we can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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