Marina Strawberry Tree
Enjoy Stunning Blossoms Marina Strawberry Tree
- Broadleaved Evergreen
- Water-Wise and Drought Tolerant
- Beautiful Foliage and Bark
- Gorgeous Flowers
The charming Marina Strawberry Tree (Arbutus x 'Marina') grows on the West Coast and has earned its reputation as a well-beloved plant. Garden designers use it everywhere, from the most upscale of home landscapes to modern commercial and collegiate campuses.
You'll typically find dozens of these planted in groves surrounding universities, as well as individually as specimen trees in places like coffee house courtyards. They may also be found lining the streets of quaint little villages and town squares.
This small, broadleaved evergreen garden tree possesses a low canopy of rich green leaves, and its bark is a deep, rich cinnabar brown color. The tree only grows to be about 20-30 feet tall with a spread of 20-30 feet, and its compact size makes it ideal for situation adjacent to your patio or windows where you can clearly see it.
In the fall and winter months, it delivers a showy burst of color. . . loaded with rosy pink flowers that continue to bloom alongside the developing red and yellow strawberry-like fruit. Yes, this exotic fruit is edible, but is better for cooking than for eating on its own.
The Marina Strawberry Tree prefers moist, well-drained soil, and full sun. This is great tree for firescaping, which is getting to be a more and more important consideration in the arid West.
The Marina Strawberry Tree is a relatively new (1984) arrival to nurseries. All of the existing trees available today come from a lineage which originally made its debut in a 1917 horticultural exposition and which was later maintained in a now-closed nursery.
It got the name Marina because that nursery was in the Marina district of San Francisco. The tree appears to be a hybrid of the standard Arbutus species (Arbutus unedo, which has been cultivated for centuries in the Mediterranean and Europe) combined with another unidentified Arbutus species. The Marina Strawberry has similarities to our native Madrone tree (Arbutus menziesii), but the 'Marina' variety is much more adaptable to various growing conditions and is easier to grow in cultivation.
Plant it with Bottlebrush, Butterfly Bush, Guara or Salvia for a stunning effect. Wonderfully compact tree for today's smaller lots.
Now that you see just how versatile and useful this great tree is, order yours from us today!
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Arbutus x 'Marina'|
|Mature Height||20 - 30 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 30 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|