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Strawberry Tree

Scientific NameArbutus unedo
Common NameStrawberry Tree
Hebrew Nameקטלב משונן

The Strawberry Tree is a flowering evergreen shrub or small tree that is native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe. The tree is well known for its fruit, which bear some resemblance to the strawberry, although there is no close botanical relation.

The Strawberry Tree grows anywhere from 4 to 7 meters in height and blossoms with sweetly-scented white flowers that produce edible red berries. Strawberry Trees are easy to cultivate, naturally adaptive to dry summer climates, and are relatively drought-resistant once they are established.

Fun fact: The strawberry tree is the national tree of Italy because of its green leaves, white flowers and  red berries, colors that recall the Italian flag.