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Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic'

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(Dwarf Strawberry Tree) Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic' is a handsome tall evergreen shrub in the short term, eventually developing into a rounded small tree with glossy dark green leaves and clusters of pretty creamy-white flowers in summer once established.

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Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic' is a handsome tall evergreen shrub in the short term, eventually developing into a rounded small tree with glossy dark green leaves and clusters of pretty creamy-white flowers in summer once established. The flowers are followed by red, edible, strawberry-like fruit. These fruit can take up to a year to ripen. The flowers are very popular with insects and in particular, butterflies.

best flower and fruit display if planted in a position with plenty of sun.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil. Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic'  is reasonably tolerant of chalky soils but will grow better in slightly acidic conditions.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hard & wind tolerant in coastal areas but prefers some shelter in cold gardens.
  • Flowering Period: September - November.
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Tall shrub or eventually small, rounded tree.
    • Height: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) - possibly slightly larger in very mild, favourable conditions.
    • Spread: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)
  • Notes: Arbutus unedo 'Atlantic'  is reasonably tolerant of atmospheric pollution and a good choice for urban gardens.

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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Large, Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowering in Autumn, Fruit - Ornamental, Wildlife Friendly - Bees, Suitable for Containers, Honey Fungus Resistant