Gorgeous bark, edible fruit and great for firescaping!
The lovely Marina Strawberry Tree (Arbutus x ‘Marina’) grows on the West Coast. It’s a well-loved plant for good reason. Garden designers select it for use everywhere – from the most upscale of home landscapes and even in commercial real estate campuses. You’ll find dozens planted as groves around universities and individually as stunning specimen trees in coffee house courtyards. They line quaint small-town streets and stand sentinel in town squares. But even though they are ubiquitous, most people can’t name it.
This small evergreen garden tree has a low canopy of rich green leaves. In fall and winter, it is covered in rosy pink flowers that bloom alongside the red and yellow strawberry-like fruit. The fruit is edible and exotic, but a little mealy. (It’s a fun treat, though!)
Since it only grows to about 30 feet tall and wide at maturity, this is a perfect tree for a small courtyard or by the patio. The bark is a deep, rich cinnabar brown that puts on a show all its own, so make sure to plant it where it can be enjoyed.
Marina Strawberry Tree is water-wise and also a great tree for firescaping, which is getting to be more and more important in the west. Plant it with Bottlebrush, Butterfly Bush, Guara or Salvia for a stunning effect.
Now that you know what you’re looking for, you will see just how versatile and useful this great tree is. Order yours from us today!
* Great small tree
* Low maintenance
* Water-wise and drought tolerant
* Beautiful dark green foliage with reddish-brown bark
* Edible fruit
* Pretty flowers and fruits in fall and winter
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Arbutus x 'Marina'|
|Mature Height||20 - 30 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 30 feet|
|Soil Type||Moist, Well Drained|
|Moisture||Evenly moist to establish, well drained soils then on the drier side after establishment|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||White, Pink|