Plant of the Moment: November

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Arbutus unedo Strawberry tree

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:

Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen hederifolium

Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon

Heteromeles arbutifolia, commonly known as Toyon

Hymenoxys acaulis Sundancer daisy

Hymenoxys acaulis, commonly referred to as Sundancer daisy

Matthiola incana Stock Vintage Burgundy

Matthiola incana, also known as Stock. Our “Vintage Burgundy” variety blooms brightly.

Strelitzia reginae Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae, commonly known as Bird of Paradise.

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