Marina Strawberry Tree
Arbutus 'Marina' (standard form) - A medium-sized evergreen tree, growing to 25-50 + feet tall with a broad dense crown. The tree's growth causes the older bark to peel away from the trunk and branches revealing the beautiful shiny red new bark underneath. The pendulous clusters of urn-shaped white-blushed-pink flowers are produced year-round along the coast with peaks in spring and fall. The flowers are followed by red gritty fruit that while technically edible, are not really that palatable. Plant in full to part day sun. It is considered to be "drought tolerant", but looks best with occasional summer watering.