(Award of Garden Merit) Family Ericaceae
Originating from Mediterranean and Ireland
It is eminently suitable for small gardens, quickly achieving its mature height of only approximately 5m in the UK. Although a member of the Ericaceae family, and one would assume requiring acidic soil, Arbutus unedo is lime tolerant, but in very chalky soils it may not achieve its full growth potential. An easy tree to grow requiring little if any pruning, but may be grown as an evergreen hedge with regular clipping.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun.
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