Compact ‘strawberry tree’ packs a punch!

Well established shrubs and trees whose roots reach deep into the soil rarely need more water than Nature provides, and Evergreen offers a vast, exquisite selection of these and much more to enhance your landscape.

Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’ AKA compact strawberry tree is an upright Mediterranean shrub with a denser branching habit and slower growth rate than the typical form. It provides year-round interest and should be planted where it can be enjoyed all year.

Outstanding Qualities

Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'

Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’

  • Four-season evergreen shrub
  • Small, urn-shaped, whitish-pink flowers produced fall and winter
  • Dense branching, slow growth rate to 6-10 feet with a similar spread.
  • Round, ¾-inch knobby fruits reminiscent of strawberries often appear while shrub is in flower.
  • Beautiful dark green glossy foliage
  • Attractive cinnamon-colored bark
  • Attracts birds and other wildlife
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade
  • Tolerates a variety of poor soil conditions

Like many shrubs, A. unedo ‘Compacta’ may be used as a foundation planting, for accent or as a specimen plant.

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