Marina Strawberry Tree

Arbutus x 'Marina'

A delightful small garden tree with a low canopy of deep green leaves that are larger than other species. Rosy pink flowers appear concurrently with the red and yellow strawberry-like fruit in fall and winter. A good fire-wise landscaping plant. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Once established, water deeply, occasionally.


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Botanical Pronunciationar-BYOO-tus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeFall to Late Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally.
Companion PlantsBottlebrush (Callistemon); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Gaura (Gaura); Blue Glorybower (Clerodendrum); Salvia (Salvia)

Easily grown in lean, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Apply a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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