(Arbutus unedo)
A native of Ireland and the Mediterranean that likes it here, oddly enough, the strawberry tree has something interesting for every season. Little urn-shaped flowers appear from October to December, maturing into 1″ knobby orangey-red fruits. Leathery dark green leaves resist drought and bugs, and the cinnamon-colored bark peels in beautiful layers. In Portugal they make a wine called medhronho out of the fruit. A lovely small tree, arbutus makes a handsome focal point in the garden.

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