A large evergreen shrub or small tree that always has something of interest – flowers, buds, stems, fruit. It has red stems that darken as they age. The flowers and fruit are displayed at the same time – flowers are urn shaped and white and 1″ round orange to red fruits. It blooms from fall and most of the way through winter. The leaves are leathery and always good looking
While the fruit may look like a strawberry, and it is edible, you may want to leave them for the birds.
Pronunciation: ar-BYOO-tus YOO-nee-doe
Species Meaning: From the Latin meaning "I eat (only) one", referring to the fruit's edible, but marginally palatable qualities
Drought tolerant once established. Responds to pruning and can be trained into a tree form. Full sun to part shade.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P17020
Found in Streambed,
It is hard to miss it – close to the main path just by the little bridge.