In ancient mythology the Arbutus is magical and symbolises gratitude and good fortune.
This beautifully gift wrapped Arbutus is also known as the Strawberry tree as its plump, red fruit resembles strawberries, they are delicious when fully ripe and loved by our garden birds. This tree has glossy, evergreen leaves all year and clusters of white, fragrant flowers which blossom in early autumn. These flowers are wonderful for honey bees and butterflies.
The Arbutus will happily thrive in any garden, balcony or cool conservatory and can be clipped into a formal shape using topiary.
When you place your order a beautiful tree will be freshly selected by our devoted gardeners here, before being carefully wrapped in organza and placed in a luxury parcel.
An exclusively designed card with your personal message, the story of the Arbutus's ancient symbolism and a full care guide is also enclosed with your gift. You can add an engraved brass tag (see images) inscribed with your message so this special gift is always remembered.
Every tree is growing in its organic pot filled with top-notch compost, so no green fingers are required, just natural daylight and water. We have added special nutrients to your tree’s compost to create the perfect balance of nourishment. This organic goodness will release into the soil for the next 9 months to ensure your tree continues to flourish. In a few weeks, plant your tree, still in its organic pot so the roots are not disturbed, in a large outdoor flower pot (one with holes so excess water can drain away) or plant in a sunny spot in the garden.
This Arbutus tree gift is 40-50cm high, it will enjoy being pruned in early spring and may reach a height of 4 metres in 15 years, if allowed to grow naturally.