Evergreen fern-like foliage makes an attractive foil for clusters of bright yellow, fluffy ball shaped mimosa flowers. Its fragrant, nectar rich blooms are a big attraction for bees and other insects in spring. This half hardy evergreen makes an ideal specimen plant for containers, or sheltered sunny borders. An excellent focal point for a large conservatory. Height if unrestricted: 15m (49') Spread if unrestricted: 6m (19'). Supplied in 9cm pots or as 40mm plug plants.
For year round interest, this superb Strawberry Tree is hard to beat. Arbutus unedo 'Compacta' forms a neat evergreen shrub or small tree that can be easily grown in a sheltered border or container. The small, lantern-shaped autumn flowers are followed by rounded scarlet red fruits that take a full year to ripen - so fruits and flowers can often be seen on the plant at the same time! Although edible, the fruits of the Strawberry Tree have a sharp aftertaste, so they best made into jams and preserves for a sweeter Guava-like flavour. Height and spread: 150cm (59"). Supplied in 9cm pot.