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Arbutus unedo

Arbousier
Strawberry Tree

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

8 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

October,

November,

December

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

2-10 m

Description

The flowers and fruits appear during the same season. The fruit resembles strawberries, hence the common name for the tree. The bark is red-brown. It is said that birds enjoy the fruit, especially when it begins to ferment.

Flowers

The flowers are bell-shaped with recurved lobes.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval with short stalks and serrated margins.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: with a fleshy part, ripening yellow to red, surrounding many small pips.

Edible

Fruit: when ripe is made into compote and jellies.

Medical

Leaves: astringent and antiseptic properties to treat urinary tract infections and rheumatism.

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