Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’.
A gracefully branched evergreen shrub with glossy dark green foliage and handsome cinnamon-colored bark. Masses of white flowers yield bright, edible strawberry fruits. A fuss-free plant for year-round interest in western gardens. Use as a small specimen tree to anchor a border, or create an informal hedge.
Light Needs: Moderate sun.
Watering Needs: Needs regular watering – weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size: Grows 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.