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Strawberry Tree Plants - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
The Strawberry Tree, Arbutus unedo, is a small tree or medium sized shrub that can be used as a hedging plant.
Strawberry Tree is good for hedges up to about 3 metres high, although in time it can reach up to about 6-8 metres if it grows freely as a tree.
Strawberry Tree hedge plants are only delivered pot-grown, year round.
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing an Strawberry Tree hedge:
Plant Strawberry Tree hedging at 2 plants per metre, 50cms apart.
General description of Strawberry Tree plants:
These attractive evergreen bushes or small trees are usually grown as an ornamental specimen, but they make a decent hedge. They will grow quite quickly to about 3 metres and then become much less vigorous. If they aren't pruned, old strawberry trees tend to become beautifully slender, with a narrow spread of upright stems topped by pom-pom shaped heads of leaves. Old trees have handsome, rich brown gnarled bark that slowly flakes away. The flowers are white and bell-shaped (like Lily-of the valley), opening in autumn. Because the fruit take a whole year to ripen on the tree, you get a display of delicate flowers and strawberry red fruit at the same time. It has leaves that are sometimes tinged with red, with a serrated edge.
History & uses of Arbutus unedo:
The name unedo is Latin for "I eat one", which refers to the fact that although the fruit are perfectly edible, they aren't very nice and leave you with a funny aftertaste. In our opinion, it's best to leave them for the birds and squirrels, but you can experiment with using them in jam to make them tastier.
They are also known as cane apples or the Dalmatian strawberry. They are native in Southern Ireland, where they are known as the Killarney Strawberry, which is a town in county Kerry.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.
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