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Got this pretty baby as present, Arbutus Unedo Atlantica, aka small strawberry tree. Love the curve at the base and the bark will be red when aged. Anybody have experience with them?
I'm in South Ireland, so warm ish winters with very rare dipping to minus 2 or 3 Celsius.
I was going to put it in the Airpot, 35% small grit, 20% or so perlite and the rest soil. And into the cold greenhouse. Any suggestions?
Wasn't going to do any root cutting or pruning for now just careful move to bigger pot or am I better to leave it how it is until the spring, it seems a very good choice for bonsai but strangely not a lot of info on it.
 

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I've got one in landscape Arbutus unedo "Marina". They are evergreen and very hardy in our poor soil once established. Depending on the cultivar they can be anything from a small shrub to a decent medium-sized tree. Pretty blossoms and unique red fruit.

I don't have any experience with them as bonsai, however, so can't help you with container growth or repotting info.

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They grow well on the Atlantic coast, my sister has one in a hedge, but here, it's too cold in winter.

Maybe in a couple of years...
 
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