Flora 2019 - Arbutus Unedo - Set
Flora 2019 - Arbutus Unedo - Set for only GBP £1.40
Maggie (Arbutus unedo) is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is also called strawberry or strawberry tree owing to its strawberry-like fruits. The leaves are leathery and glabrous, and the tiny flowers appear in clusters in late fall or winter, often accompanied by small brightred fruitsripening on last year's short branches. The fruits are edible, but it is not recommended to eat them in large quantities. Leaves are used in traditional medicine, while the fruits are used for the fabrication of jam and marmelade.