Dwarf Strawberry Tree

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Versatile, Uniquely Beautiful Dwarf Strawberry Tree

  • Thick, Broad-Leaved Evergreen Leaves
  • Incredible White Flower Clusters from Fall to Late Winter
  • Nectar-Rich Blooms Support Beneficial Pollinators
  • Cute "Strawberry"-Shaped Fruit for Birds
  • Grow as Large Shrub or Small Tree
  • Gorgeous, Cinnamon-Colored Bark
  • Water-Wise Once Established
  • So Many Ways to Enjoy in the Landscape

Relax in style with Dwarf Strawberry Trees (Arbutus unedo 'Compacta') that offer a handsome profile and pretty flowers and fruit. Take full advantage of these easy-care plants in the Western landscape.

Leathery, lance-shaped leaves remain dark green all year-long. They grow lushly on these densely branched plants and offer a very elegant look.

This water-wise small tree is really a gracefully branched evergreen shrub with glossy green foliage. Let the lower limbs grow in for a magnificent privacy screen.

Or, prune them up to showcase the beautiful, cinnamon-colored bark. It grows in character with age, peeling and becoming a bit shaggy.

From fall through late winter, it is covered in masses of snowy-white, bell-shaped flowers. You'll be pleased to see bright red strawberry-like fruit appear just around the same time.

This striking effect is an ornamental display. Let it decorate your landscape during your Holiday festivities each year.

You can even eat the fruit of the Dwarf Strawberry tree. Please pick them when they are perfectly ripe for a woodsy taste that is a bit like a mix of guava and apricot.

At their peak, the fruit is high in vitamin C. Wild-crafters use them for fresh eating, jams, pie-filling or wine. Or, you can simply choose to allow the birds to eat their fill.

These hardy evergreens are found on many states Fire Wire lists. Rely on their unique and wonderful good looks in your West Coast garden this season.

Order your Dwarf Strawberry Tree today! Then, put your feet up and admire your good taste.

How to Use Dwarf Strawberry Tree in the Landscape

The upright branches have an energetic visual appeal. Welcome guests with a pair flanking either side of your front door.

Create a lavish hedge along your property line. You'll bump up the privacy on your property with ease.

Your neighbors will surely appreciate this "friendly fence", as well.

For a solid screen, plant them four feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Keep those low branches on the plant.

Anchor a large planting bed behind your patio furniture. Prune it up as a fantastic specimen tree, if desired.

Site your Dwarf Strawberry Tree to take advantage of their angles. Spent a bit of time before planting, turning the plant this way and that to make sure you capture its "best side".

Plant an informal group of them on a berm, or in an island bed in the lawn. Vary the spacing for a natural look. Enjoy your unmistakably beautiful garden accent!

Allow the artfully curved and twisted branches to become a sculptural accent tree at the start of a garden path. Strategically remove a low branch or two to custom-fit your tree around a cozy set of garden benches.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Grow Dwarf Strawberry Tree in either full sun, or light shade. They'll need at least four hours of direct sunlight for best performance.

Water your plant well prior to planting, and soak it well afterwards.

During their first season, give them a careful schedule of water. Use the "Finger Test" to determine if they need supplemental water.

Poke your finger in the ground near the root system. If it's getting dry, soak them. If it is still moist, skip the watering and check the next day.

Once they are established in your native soil, they'll become blissfully water-wise. In very extended dry periods, you might choose to apply water periodically.

Well-drained soil is a must. If you have soil that retains water a long time, add additional soil in a mound 18 inches high by three feet wide. Plant in that mound.

Prune to shape in late winter. We encourage you to develop a pruning plan by studying your tree during the year. Decide which limbs you'll keep first, then remove the rest.

You can also time your pruning to coincide with the Holidays. Use a few bedecked, fruited and flowering boughs in your centerpieces.

Enjoy these plants as spectacular large shrubs or small trees. You'll be absolutely thrilled with the high-quality of our commercial-grade plants.

Order Dwarf Strawberry Tree from the expert growers at Nature Hills today! Track your securely packaged plant direct to your doorstep. What could be easier?

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dwarf Strawberry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Winter
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No