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ARBUTUS unedo 'Atlantic'
Strawberry Tree


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:: Ericaceae :: ARBUTUS :: unedo :: 'Atlantic'
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Main asset

Ornamental plant throughout the year, with shorter development than the type, well suited for hedges. Beautiful orange bark on old specimen.


Flowers liked by bees, edible fruit (jam)

Shrub or small tree native to the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. The evergreen foliage is glossy dark green. Flowering occurs in autumn, in pendant panicles of white bells. It is followed by spherical warty red fruits, ripen the next autumn. Flowering and fruiting are very ornamental.

'Atlantic' is a horticultural selection (Minier) from the type species, with short internodes and more compact development, which makes more fruits than the type.

  • Uses: Specimen, Hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 2 m x 1.5 m (6.5 ft x 5 ft)
  • Growth: slow to medium
  • Flowering period: Autumn
  • Époque de fructification : autumn, winter

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : orange-red
  • Foliage shape: oval
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: panicles
  • Flowers colour: white
  • Forme des fruits : spherical
  • Couleur des fruits : red


  • Soil type: all, well-drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)