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Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree

Product Description

Strawberry Tree - (Caithne)

Thought to be native to the south-west of Ireland, and sometimes called the Killarney strawberry tree or caithne, Arbutus unedo is also found in Mediterranean countries. It is mainly found in the wild in Co. Kerry especially in the Killarney district where it forms a large part of the natural forest on the islands and shores of the lakes. It is also found near to our own nursery in unshaded parts of Glengariff Wood, Co. Cork and around Lough Gill in Co. Sligo.
A small to medium-sized, slow-growing evergreen tree or large shrub, it takes its common name from the fruit, which is rather like a strawberry to look at. Creamy-white urn-shaped flowers, lightly scented and about 4-6mm in diameter, are produced in late autumn, followed a year later by berries about  ½”/1.5cm across; these have a rough surface and are red when ripe, edible and sweet, but unexciting. Glossy, dark green leaves with serrated edges. Bark an attractive cinnamon brown, peeling in older specimens. Useful nectar source for bees, and good for permaculture plantings. For milder areas, although older specimens are hardier.

Site: Tolerates exposure, including coastal exposure
Soil: Well-drained acid to neutral soils, including poor soils
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Spring, summer, autumn, winter
Hardiness: Half-hardy
Height: 16-33ft (5-10m)  Spread: 16-30ft (5-10m)
Size
€12.00
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MAIL ORDER:

Packing & delivery charges within The Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland are €15 per order.

If your full order is in stock, we usually deliver within a week of receiving your order, often sooner. We will get in touch if there are any issues with availability - see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

Bareroot plants can be ordered online from September & will be shipped when they are ready to send in November.

Please note: Orders placed in September & October that include bareroot plants will be shipped in one delivery in November.

DELIVERY:

We cannot guarantee next day delivery as we use a third party courier company (DPD) but 95% of the time delivery within the 32 counties of Ireland is on the next day. Occasionally it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.


Delivery charges to the
rest of the UK are as follows:

€20 for orders up to €100
€35 for orders up to €250
€50 for orders over €250

Please note, there are some height (1.75m max) and other restrictions on what we can ship to the rest of the UK, we will let you know if there are any issues when you place your order.

Delivery charges are calculated & added to your order at the checkout stage.

- see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

COLLECTION FROM THE NURSERY:

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery, we just require 24 hours notice and we will be in touch with any issues with availability and to let you know that your order is ready. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed.

COLLECTION FROM SHOWS:

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the various shows we attend around the country - from April to September. See more info about the shows we attend HERE

POTTED PLANTS:

BAREROOT PLANTS:

Please note. Heights given are approximate and reflect the relative age
and strength of plants as well as their actual height. 

For more information about choosing Potted or Bareroot plants click HERE

CATALOGUE

For those of you familiar with our old site, you may find an overview of our bareroot range handy - our catalogue can be viewed online or downloaded here

AVAILABILITY

We are a small nursery with a huge range - if something is sold out on the website or if there is not enough stock to suit, please call 00353 27 66176 or email info@futureforests.ie and we will let you know when we expect it back it stock.

PLANT REQUESTS

We are very good at tracking plants down with other nurseries if they are available - If you are looking for a plant or a size not listed on our website, please get in touch and we will let you know if it is something we can source for you.

SEASONALITY

  • Bareroot plants can be planted - from November to April
  • Roses - Our main range is bareroot from October to March
  • Fruit Trees - Full range available bareroot - November to March
  • Spring Flowering Bulbs are available - August to December
  • Bulbs 'In the Green' - February & March
  • Perennials & Wildflowers - The main range is available from March to August
  • Waterplants - Our main range is available from April to August
  • Herbs - The best range is available - March to August
  • Potted plants are available year round

PLANTS AS GIFTS

Plants make wonderful gifts, please let us know in the order notes in the shopping cart if an order is a gift for somebody else and we will take prices off the plants and send the paperwork directly to you.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU...

RANGE
We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond, each plant is chosen for its Useful, Fruitful or Beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden & landscape, we strive to stock an outstanding range, from native to unusual & rare.


ENVIRONMENT
We manage our nursery on organic principles, all our potting, planting, lifting & weeding is done by hand & we use peat free compost, we strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.


QUALITY
Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order, we pick the best possible size & shape for the grade & always check for healthy roots & grafts. We take plant health very seriously and inspect our nursery for any signs of pests & disease regularly.


SERVICE
We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition, our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our Mail Order Service or calling to the Nursery & Garden Centre.


We are a passionate team who love what we do and are always available to offer advice or answer any questions - by phone 027 66176 or by email info@futureforests.ie and very much in person, our nursery is open 7 days a week.