A very attractively shaped large shrub or small tree, depending on early pruning. Of the several varieties available, Arbutus unedo, the Killarney strawberry tree, is a favourite.
The glossy evergreen leaves are a great asset in winter, as are the flowers of the winter flowering varieties. These are succeeded in the following year by the red strawberry like fruits.
Arbutus unedo is suitable for maritime planting and will tolerate industrial pollution.