Strawberry Tree

The strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) is an especially resilient perennial plant that is found as a low-lying bush or a small woody tree. Its height may reach up to 12 m. It has leathery deep-green leaves, oblong or ellipsoid with jigsaw edges. Its flowers are white or rose-colored and it blooms late in the fall, at the same time of the maturing of its fruit. In Greece it may be seen throughout the countryside especially in xerothermic zones.