Enchanting Landscape Plant - Dwarf Strawberry Tree

Perhaps you’d like to jazz up your landscape a bit. You’re looking for a special plant that does it all: easy to grow, attracts birds and pollinators, offers privacy, and is truly enchanting year-round. Does such a plant exist?

Give your landscape a burst of joy with the Dwarf Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’). This versatile evergreen shrub has dark-green glossy foliage and offers privacy when planted as a border hedge. It maintains a dwarf habit with a dense, rounded form of 5-6 feet high. It is best grown as a big shrub but could be thinned to showcase its cinnamon-colored bark.


Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’


Bountiful white-pinkish flowers bloom from October through December.


Edible strawberry-textured fruit turns red when ripe.

With its year-round beauty, this is one of our favorite plants. Consider it a must-have for your landscape. With flowers filled with nectar and pollen attracting hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies as well as fruit for birds in the winter and spring, it will continue to delight you.

Want to learn more about plants for your landscape? Give us a call. We’d love to help.

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