Arbutus unedo, commonly known as the Strawberry tree, is November’s plant of the moment.
These trees are great for residential gardens, with evergreen foliage and dainty white urn-shaped pendulous flowers. Once pollinated, the strawberry tree bears ¾” fruit. The fruit is green when it first appears, then changes to yellow, orange and, eventually, red (hence the name). The tree can bloom and fruit repeatedly — right now we have flower and fruit in a variety of colors on display!
You can see our strawberry tree along the perimeter of the Rancho’s backyard.
Other plants in bloom this month:
Heteromeles arbutifolia, commonly known as Toyon
Hymenoxys acaulis, commonly referred to as Sundancer daisy
Matthiola incana, also known as Stock. Our “Vintage Burgundy” variety blooms brightly.
Strelitzia reginae, commonly known as Bird of Paradise.