STRAWBERRY FRUIT TREES
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Learn About The STRAWBERRY FRUIT Tree
Explore The STRAWBERRY FRUIT Tree
Many people think that drought tolerant shrubs must be plain and boring, but that certainly does not have to be the case. The strawberry tree is a good example. This shrub (or small tree) bears delicate flowers and brightly colorful fruits that reach maturity in the fall. On the coat of arms for the city of Madrid in Spain, a bear is reaching up to grab fruit from a strawberry tree.
Preferred USDA Hardiness Zones: Grow this shrub in USDA Zones 7-10. It originally comes from western Europe and the Mediterranean region.
Many cultivars in the United states reach a mature size of 8-12' tall and wide, though the species can become a tree as tall as 35' in the right conditions. It forms into a round shape. Your planting location should receive either full sun or partial shade during the day.
The shiny dark leaves are 2-4" long and oblong. The urn-shaped flowers are found in clusters and are either white or pink. They appear in fall and winter. The fruits are up to 1" round. They start out yellow and gradually change too red by autumn. There are often both flowers and fruit at the same time. The fruits are edible, though they are not usually enjoyable when fresh. They can be made into jams, and jellies and is also used to make a Portuguese spirit called medronho.
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