Strawberry tree—Arbutus unedo
Family Ericaceae (Heath family)
Arbutus spp. are evergreen trees or shrubs. Plants have shedding reddish-brown bark and dark green leaves. Flowers are urn or bell-shaped and produced in white, pink, or green clusters. Yellow, orange, or red berry-like fruit are produced after bloom. Fruit is edible and attractive to birds.
Optimum conditions for growth
Arbutus spp. are often planted in lawns or raised beds. They do well in areas with full sun. In very hot areas, they require some shade. For young trees, water regularly. Once established, water deep and infrequently. Provide good drainage. Thin plants as needed.
Full bloom of madrone
Foliage and flowers of madrone
Leaves, flowers, and fruit of strawberry tree