ARBUTUS UNEDO - Madroño
  • ARBUTUS UNEDO - Madroño
  • ARBUTUS UNEDO - Madroño
  • ARBUTUS UNEDO - Madroño
  • ARBUTUS UNEDO - Madroño
  • ARBUTUS UNEDO - Madroño
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SEEDS OF ARBUTUS UNEDO - STRAWBERRY TREE

Very decorative ornamental tree with edible fruits and medicinal properties.

The Strawberry Tree grows to 5–10 metres tall. The serrated leaves are bright green and similar to the Bay Laurel. Its flowers are white. They produce an orange-yellow berry which turns red when ripe.

Seeds/gr: 400
10,90  without VAT (10%)

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Average germination (%) 40
Climate Zone Mediterranean, Temperate areas
Germination (in days) 14-20
Hardiness Drought resistant, Hardy (tolerates temperatures down to -5ºC)
Plant usage Bonsai, City garden, Culinary, Edible, Fruit production, Gardening, Medicinal, Timber, Wild garden
Seeds per gram 416
Soil - Moisture Fresh
Soil - Ph No preference
Soil - Type Deep, Potting mix

Soak the seeds in cool water for 24 hours and proceed to the sowing. To obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 30 days before the sowing. Sowing temperatures of 15ºC/20ºC.

It prefers cool, deep soils and soft climates. Tolerant of chalk.

Its wood is of great value for forges, as firewood and to make coal. This species is grown in parks and gardens for the beauty of its foliage, its flowers and fruits. It can also be found as an isolated tree or to build green walls. Times ago herbal tea was made out from the leaves for its diuretic and antiseptic properties. It was also an ingredient in alcoholic beverages. The bark and leaves have anti-inflamatory and diuretic properties. Its fruit is also used to make preserves and jam. This tree is the symbol of the city of Madrid, Spain.

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